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SIGHTS & SCENES
photographs from the
Focus On Nature Tour
in May 2011 in Brazil,
mostly in Minas Gerais
All of the photographs that follow were taken during that tour
by tour participant, Patricia Yoder of North Carolina, USA - © - all rights reserved.
This Rufous Hornero was photographed during
the FONT Brazil Tour in May 2011, in Minas Gerais,
The Rufous Hornero was one
of nearly 300 species of birds during the tour.
Birds & Other Wildlife during our Brazil Tour May '11
Complete List of Brazil Birds & a Photo Gallery, in 3 parts:
Part 1: Tinamous to Doves
Part 2: Macaws to Flycatchers
Part 3: Antshrikes to Grosbeaks
Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours in Brazil
FONT Past Tour Highlights
Directory of Photos in this Website
A butterfly known as the Malachite
on a Poinsettia.
There were many butterflies on this plant.
Morpho resting in the shade
with its wings open.
An Agavus Cattleheart, Parides agavus.
The colonial Brazilian city of Ouro Preto,
in Minas Gerais,
a place with hills that are steep.
Another small city, called Manhuaco,
in another part of Minas Gerais,
that's another place with hills.
This photo of a church surrounded by city,
was taken from the main highway,
as we were stopped for a traffic light.
This church in Minas Gerais is
without a city around it.
Also in Minas Gerais, and also in hills,
it is a monastery called Caraca,
in an area that during our tours has been good for us for birds,
including, in May 2011, those such as
the Swallow-tailed Cotinga and the Red-ruffed Fruitcow.
And it is a place to see after dark
a mammal known as the Maned Wolf.
A Maned Wolf at Caraca during our May 2011 Brazil Tour.
Up in the
trees, two Northern Muriquis.
The species is the largest New World Monkey,
and one of the rarest animals in the world.
The two monkeys in the above photo are young.
Northern Muriqui in the foliage
of a remnant portion of the Atlantic Forest
in Minas Gerais, Brazil,
during our May 2011 Brazil Tour.
In this building surrounded by
in the reserve where we saw the Muriqui monkeys,
we were to have a wonderful lunch.
Outside, Lee is looking, as always, for birds.
Inside, Pat, Armas, and Roberto were at the table,
as the lunch was about to be served.
Roberto was our local guide for the Muriquis,
as he had been for us during previous tours.
lunch, one of the best,
as it was one typical of the Brazilian countryside.
At hotels where we stayed, the dessert spread
was usually a highlight.
He, as often, there was an assortment
including cheese, guava, and other fruits.
Breakfasts in Brazil are nearly always bountiful,
with good variety.
Not only is Brazil renowned for a variety of good food,
it is also known as a country
with a vast assortment of plants,
and among them, quite notably, orchids.
Here, above & below, are two of the many Brazilian orchids.
These were both photographed
at the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro.
Not just an outstanding botanical garden,
it is a wonderful place for birding too,
including for us some tanagers and antbirds
that were not to be seen elsewhere.
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