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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Ecology and conservation of the jacutinga Pipile jacutinga in the Atlantic forest of Brazil
Author: Galetti, M
Martuscelli, P
Olmos, F
Aleixo, A
Abstract: The jacutinga Pipile jacutinga was formerly one of the most abundant game bird cracids in the Atlantic forest of Brazil. Nowadays this species is vulnerable to extinction due to hunting and habitat loss. The ecology of the jacutinga was studied at Parque Estadual Intervales, Sao Paulo, Brazil from October 1993 to December 1995 and in adjacent areas. Jacutingas were observed to feed mainly on the sugar-rich fruit of 41 species. We recorded a low index of abundance for the jacutinga (0.018) or c.1.7 birds/km(2) at Intervales, one of the best protected areas within their range. Surveys carried out in the Atlantic forest of Sao Paulo found jacutinga populations in 14 localities. Probably < 1500 birds survive in the best protected areas. The species' stronghold in southeastern Brazil is in the mountains of Serra de Paranapiacaba, an area protected by several parks suffering from hunting and palm heart harvesting and threatened by a hydroelectric project. (C) 1997 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Subject: Atlantic forest
Brazil
Cracidae
diet
conservation
frugivory
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(97)00004-9
Date Issue: 1997
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