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1 June 2008 Occurrence of the Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus) in the Southern Border of the Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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We report a new locality for the Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus), a critically endangered species from Southern and Central South America. The species’ range is considerably extended to the East, and a new habitat and basin used by the species are given. The species was found near the city of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, located in a transition zone between the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest biomes. Our finding improve a little bit the hope for the conservation of the species but more detailed studies to determine if there is a resident population, or if we recorded a vagrant bird, are necessary.

Gabriel Arvelino De Paula, Marconi Campos Cerqueira Júnior, and Rômulo Ribon "Occurrence of the Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus) in the Southern Border of the Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil," Waterbirds 31(2), 289-293, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1675/1524-4695(2008)31[289:OOTBMM]2.0.CO;2
Received: 11 June 2007; Accepted: 1 November 2007; Published: 1 June 2008
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