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After attending the PRIMO 14 conference in on Santa Catarina Island near Florianópolis in Southern Brazil, I travelled together to the Pantanal region for a short safari visit. The Pantanal region is world famous for it's rich wildlife, especially for the bird fauna. Pantanal is covering an area with a size of about half of France, with vast wetland and marsh habitats, that are partly submerged under water in the wet season. More information about Pantanal can be found at here.

We flew from Florianópolis via São Paulo to Cuiabá. After being picked up at the airport, we traveled along the Transpantaneira road to Pousada Piuval, where we spent a few nights. Thereafter on to Pousada Canto do Arancuã for another few nights, before returing to Cuiabá and on to Chapada dos Guimarães.

A trip to Pantanal is highly recommended.

Werner Piper, Germany, is thanked for help with naming the dragonfly species.

 

Kai Lie Pål A Olsvik

The Pantanal team

Pantanal Olsvik 2007

Flooded Pantanal landscape

 

Pantanal Brasil Olsvik

Stream near Pousada Piuval

Pousada Piuval Pantanal horseback riding Olsvik

Horseback riding at Pousada Piuval

 

Pousada Piuval, Pantanal

Pousada Piuval, Pantanal, Brasil

Pousada Canto do Arancuã

Fishing expedition, at Pousada Canto do Arancuã

 

Pousada Canto do Arancuã

Fly-fishing, Pousada Canto do Arancuã

Striated heron Butorides striatus

Striated heron Butorides striatus

 

Jaibiru stork Jabiru maguari

Jabiru stork Jabiru maguari

Toco toucan Ramphastos toco

Toco toucan Ramphastos toco

 

Hyacinth macaw Anodorhynchus hyacintinus

Hyacinth macaw Anodorhynchus hyacintinus

Amazon kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona

Amazon kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona

 

Buff-necked ibis Theristicus caudatus

Buff-necked ibis Theristicus caudatus

Yellow-headed caracara Milvago chimachima

Yellow-headed caracara Milvago chimachima

 

Blue-crowned motmot Momotus momota

Blue-crowned motmot Momotus momota

Fasciated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma fasciatum

Fasciated tiger-heron Tigrisoma fasciatum

 

Snail kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

Snail kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

Monk parrot Myiopsitta monachus

Monk parrot Myiopsitta monachus

 

Parrots

Campo flicker Colaptes campestris

Campo flicker Colaptes campestris

 

Guira cuckoo Guira guira

Guira cuckoo Guira guira

Peach-fronted parakeet Aratinga aurea

Peach-fronted parakeet Aratinga aurea

 

Olivaceous cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Neotropic/olivaceous cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Guira cuckoo Guira guira and Smooth-billed ani Crotophaga ani

 

Collared lizard Tropidurus torquatus

Saffron finch Sicalis flaveola

 

Plumbeous ibis Theristicus acudatus

Yucare caiman Caiman yucare

Yucare caiman Caiman yucare

 

Snail kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

Snail kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla

Night-safari - collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla

 

capywara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Night-safari - capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Red-rumped agouti Dasyprocta agouti

Red-rumped agouti Dasyprocta agouti

 

Black-capped capuccin monkey Cebus apella

Black-capped capuccin monkey Cebus apella

Lesser kiskadee Philohydor lictor

 

Pousada Canto do Arancuã, Pantanal

Oversized bug Belostomatidae sp.

 

Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Emu Rhea americana

Nandu or Rhea Rhea americana

 

Rowing boat trip

Yucare caiman Cayman yucare

Yucare caiman Cayman yucare

 

Caiman baby

Transpantaneira road through the Pantanal

 

Transpantaneira waterhole, with beer and melons

Termit team out bush-walking

 

Orthemis discolor

Orthemis discolor

Erythrodiplax male dragonfly

Erythrodiplax male dragonfly

 

Erythrodiplax female

Erythrodiplax female

Tableland landscape

 

Chapada dos Guimarães National Park

The prianha fisherman

 

South American coati (from Ihla Catherina) Nasua nasua

South American coati (Nasua nasua), Ilha de Santa Catarina

 

Mammals

Common name
Scientific name
   
Fisher bat Noctilionidae leporinus
Bat species
Black howler monkey Allouatta caraya
Black-capped capuccin monkey Cebus apella
Marmoset monkey Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea
Collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla
South American coati Nasua nasua
Squirrels
Pampas deer Ozotocerus bezoarticus
Red-brocket deer Mazama americana
Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Brazilian rabbit Sylvilagus brasiliensis

Reptiles

Common name
Scientific name
   
Caiman Cayman crocodilus yacare
Collared lizard Tropidurus torquatus
Iguana
Toads
Treefrogs
Snake unidentified

 

 

Preliminary bird list - Santa Catarina Island (SCI) and Pantanal (P)

Common name
Scientific name
   
Emu Rhea americana
Neotropic cormorant (P) Phalacrocorax olivaceus
Black cormorant
American anhinga (P) Anhinga anhinga
White-necked heron (P) Ardea cocoi
Great egret (P) Ardea alba
Snowy egret (P) Egretta thula
Capped heron (P) Pilherodius pileatus
Cattle egret (P) Bubulcus ibis
Rufescent tiger-heron (P) Tigrisoma lineatum
Fasciated tiger-heron (P) Tigrisoma fasciatum
Whistling heron (P) Syrigma sibilatrix
Striated heron (P) Butorides striatus
Black-crowned night-heron (P) Nycticorax nicticorax
Yellow-crowned night-heron (P) Nyctanassa violacea
Little blue heron (P) Egretta caerulea
Limkin (P) Aramus guarauna
Jabiru stork (P) Jabiru mycvteria
American wood stork (P) Mycteria americana
Plumbeous ibis (P) Theristicus acudatus
Buff-necked ibis (P) Theristicus caerulescens
Bare-faced ibis (P) Phimosus infuscatus
Green ibis (P) Mesembrinibis cayennensis
Roseate spoonbill (P) Platalea ajaja
Southern screamer (P) Chauna torquata
Black-bellied whistling duck (P) Dendrocygna autumnalis
Brazilian duck (P) Amazonetta brasiliensis
Black vulture (SCI, P) Coragypus atratus
Turkey vulture (SCI, P) Cathartes aura
Snail kite (P) Rosthramus sociabilis
Black-collared hawk (P) Busarellus nigricollis
Savannah hawk (P) Heterospizias meridionalis
Black Hawk-Eagle (P) Spizaetus tyrannus
Crested caracara (P) Polyborus plancus
Yellow-headed caracara (P) Milvago chimachima
Roadside hawk (P) Buteo magnirostris
Bat falcon (P) Falco rufigularis
Spix 's guan (P) Penelope superficiliaris
Blue-throated piping guan (P) Pipile cumanensis
Chaco chachalaca (P) Ortalis canicollis
Speckled chachalaca (P) Ortalis guttata
Bare-faced curassow (P) Crax fasciolata
Grey-necked wood rail (P) Aramides cajaneus
White-backed Stilt (P) Himantopus melanurus
Red-legged seriema (P) Cariama cristata
Wattled jacana (P) Jacana jacana
Southern lapwing (P) Vanellus chilensis
Pied lapwing (P) Hoploxypterus cayanus
White-tipped dove (P) Leptotila verreauxi
Scaly dove (P) Columbina squammata
Ruddy pigeon (P) Columba subvinacea
Blue and yellow macaw (P) Ara ararauna
Red and blue macaw (P) Ara macao
Hyacinth macaw (P) Anodorhynchus hyacintinus
Turquoise parakeet (P) Amazona estevia
Monk parakeet (P) Myiopsitta monachus
Smooth-billed ani (P) Crotophaga ani
Guira cokoo (P) Guira guira
Squirrel cuckoo (P) Piaya cayana
Burrowing owl (P) Speotyto cubicularia
Nacunda nighthawk (P) Chordeiles nacunda
Common potoo (P) Nyctibius griseus
Ringed kingfisher (P) Ceryle torquata
Amazon kingfisher (P) Chloroceryle amazonia
Green kingfisher (P) Chloroceryle americana
Black-fronted nunbird (P) Monasa nigrifrons
Toco toucan (P) Ramphastos toco
Blue-crowned motmot (P) Momotus momota
Rufous motmot (P) Baryphthengus martii
Chestnut-eared aracari (P) Pteroglossus castanotis
Campo flicker (P) Colaptes camestris
Yellow-crested woodpecker (P) Dendropicos xantholophus
White woodpecker (P) Melanerpes candidus
Narrow-billed woodcreaper (P) Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Rufous cacholote (P) Pseudoseisura cristata
Mato Grosso Antbird (P) Cercomacra melanaria
Great kiskadee (SCI,P) Pitangus sulphuratus
Lesser kiskadee (P) Pitangus lictor
Purplish jay (P) Cyanocorax cyanomelas
Scarlet-headed blackbird (P) Amblyramphus holosericeus
Crested oropendula (P) Psarocolius decumanus
Red-crested cardinal (P) Paroaria coronata
Yellow-billed cardinal (P) Paroaria capitata
Saffron finch (P) Sicalis flaveola
Wren species? (P)
Greater Rhea (P) Rhea americana
Brown booby (SCI) Sula leucogaster
Chalk-browed mockingbird (P) Mimus saturninus
White-winged swallow (P) Tachycineta albiventer
Great frigatebird (SCI) Fregata minor
Kelp gull (SCI) Larus dominicanus
Giant cowbird (P) Molothrus oryzivorus
Common tern (SCI) Sterna hirundo
American oystercatcher (SCI) Haematopus palliatus