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Birds endemic to Brazil found here: Saw-billed Hermit, Dusky-throated Hermit, Frilled Coquette, Brazilian Ruby, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Green-crowned Plovercrest, White-necked Hawk, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Brown-backed Parrotlet, Plain Parakeet, Blue-bellied Parrot, Planalto Slaty-Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty-Antshrike, Star-throated Antwren, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Salvadori's Antwren, Ferruginous Antbird, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Scaled Antbird, White-bibbed Antbird, Squamate Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Slaty Bristlefront, White-breasted Tapaculo, Such's Antthrush, Scaled Woodcreeper, Wing-banded Hornero, White-collared Foliage-gleaner, Pale-browed Treehunter, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Itatiaia Spinetail, Pallid Spinetail, Wied's Tyrant-Manakin, Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin, Hooded Berryeater, Black-and-gold Cotinga, Buff-throated Purpletuft, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Hangnest Tody-Tyrant, Fork-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Gray-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Gray-backed Tachuri, Gray-capped Tyrannulet, Velvety Black-Tyrant, Gray-hooded Attila, Long-billed Wren, Half-collared Sparrow, Olive-green Tanager, Brown Tanager, Red-cowled Cardinal, Brazilian Tanager, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Gilt-edged Tanager, Black-legged Dacnis, Rufous-headed Tanager, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Buff-throated Warbling Finch

Regional endemics

In this part of Brazil and abutting neighbouring countries: Sooty Swift, Biscutate Swift, Black Jacobin, Scale-throated Hermit, Sombre Hummingbird, Mantled Hawk, Black-capped Screech-Owl, Tawny-browed Owl, Rusty-barred Owl, Rufous-capped Motmot, Saffron Toucanet, Spot-billed Toucanet, Red-breasted Toucan, Ochre-collared Piculet, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Robust Woodpecker, White-browed Woodpecker, Pileated Parrot, Vinaceous-breasted Parrot, Blue-winged Macaw, Spot-backed Antshrike, Large-tailed Antshrike, Tufted Antshrike, White-bearded Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Bertoni's Antbird, Dusky-tailed Antbird, Streak-capped Antwren, Speckle-breasted Antpitta, Mouse-colored Tapaculo, Rufous-tailed Antthrush, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Lesser Woodcreeper, Scalloped Woodcreeper, Black-capped Foliage-gleaner, Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner, Araucaria Tit-Spinetail, Orange-breasted Thornbird, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Bare-throated Bellbird, Black-capped Piprites, Russet-winged Spadebill, Gray-hooded Flycatcher, Southern Bristle-Tyrant, Sao Paulo Tyrannulet, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Drab-breasted Pygmy-Tyrant, Brown-breasted Pygmy-Tyrant, Greenish Tyrannulet, Planalto Tyrannulet, Crested Black-Tyrant, Shear-tailed Gray Tyrant, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, Blacksmith Thrush, Green-throated Euphonia, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Blackish-blue Seedeater, Cinnamon Tanager, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Green-headed Tanager, Uniform Finch, Temminck's Seedeater, Buffy-fronted Seedeater, Thick-billed Saltator, Black-throated Grosbeak

Other Wildlife


Researchers have recorded at least 91 mammal species in the park (22 bats and 69 others; see refs [1], [2]). Ten species are introduced: these include (European) Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus), Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), and Black-tufted Marmoset (Callithrix penicillata) [3]. Other primates include: Black Capuchin (Sapajus nigritus), Black-Fronted Titi Monkey (Callicebus nigrifrons), Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus), Buffy-Tufted Marmoset (Callithrix aurita), and (Southern) Brown Howler (Alouatta guariba)

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  1. Geise L, Pereira LG, Bossi DE, Bergallo HG. Pattern of elevational distribution and richness of non volant mammals in Itatiaia National Park and its surroundings, in southeastern Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2004 Aug;64(3B):599-612. doi: 10.1590/s1519-69842004000400007.
  2. Martins, Mayara & Carvalho, William & Dias, Daniela & França, Débora & Brito de Oliveira, Marcione & Peracchi, Adriano. (2015). Bat Species Richness (Mammalia, Chiroptera) Along an Elevational Gradient in the Atlantic Forest of Southeastern Brazil. Acta Chiropterologica. 17. 401-409. doi: 10.3161/15081109ACC2015.17.2.016.
  3. Raphaela Aparecida Duarte Silveira (2020) Mamíferos exóticos e nativos do parque nacional do itatiaia: preditores de distribuição. Parque nacional do Itatiaia boletim nº 32. Ministério do Meio Ambiente ICMBio.

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