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  • Some representative birds of the ecoregion include black-fronted piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga), helmeted woodcreeper (Dryocopus galeatus), and São Paulo tyrannulet (Phylloscartes paulistus).

    Parañá-Paraíba interior forests

  • Species of particular concern are black-fronted piping guan Aburria jacutinga (E), Brazilian merganser Mergus octosetaceus (E), purple-winged ground dove Claravis godefrida (E) and helmeted woodpecker Dryocopus galeatus (V).

    Iguazú National Park, Argentina

  • In the lower forest and bamboo zone mammals include the giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, tree hyrax Dendrohyrax arboreus, white-tailed mongoose Ichneumia albicauda, elephant Loxodonta africana, black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis, suni Neotragus moschatus, black-fronted duiker Cephalophus nigrifrons and leopard Panthera pardus (which has also been seen in the alpine zone).

    Mount Kenya National Park and National Forest, Kenya

  • A number of other species have been recently discovered in the Niger Delta that are either new to Nigeria or had not been observed west of the Cross River, such as black-fronted duiker (Cephalophus nigrifons), pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel (Idiurus sp.), and small green squirrel (Paraxerus poensis).

    Niger Delta swamp forests

  • The area is an important breeding ground for harpy eagle Harpia harpyja (NT), red-tailed amazon Amazona brasiliensis (EN) and black-fronted piping guan Pipile jacutinga (EN), among many others.

    Southeast Atlantic Forest Reserves, Brazil

  • River bed invertebrates support a diverse birdlife including wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis, paradise shelduck Tadorna variegata, black-billed gull, black-fronted tern Sterna albistriata and banded dotterel Pluvialis obscura.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • The Ituri Forest has one of the highest numbers of duiker species in Africa including blue duiker Cephalophus monticola, black-fronted duiker C. nigrifrons (E), white-bellied duiker C. leucogaster, Peter's duiker C. callipygus, Bay duiker C. dorsalis, and yellow-backed duiker C. sylvicultor.

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • On its summit stood clumps and stretches of fir-trees, whose notched tips appeared like battlemented towers crowning black-fronted castles of enchantment.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • White markings at the chest and toes, black-fronted, dirty colored brindles are not desirable.


  • White markings at the chest and toes, black-fronted dirty colored fawns are not desirable.



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