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The Cerrado biodiversity hotspots covers more than 20% of the land area of Brazil and is the only hotspot comprised mainly of wooded savanna. It is notable for its high proportion (more than 40%) of endemic plants, which include the spectacular Tabebuia trees and the "buriti" palm. Typical large animal species of this hotspot include the giant anteater, giant armadillo, maned wolf, greater rhea, crested seriema and hyacinth macaw.
^Buti^ palm tree (Butia eriospatha) in the savannah of Chapada dos Veadeiros, near Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Cerrado region of Gois State, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / ^Buti^ palm tree (Butia eriospatha) in the savannah of Chapada dos Veadeiros, near Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Cerrado region of Gois State, Central Brazil.
Typical cerrado vegetation of Palmas Ecol reserve, Tocantins, Central Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Typical cerrado vegetation of Palmas Ecol reserve, Tocantins, Central Brazil
Pink Ipe trees (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus) in flower, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Pink Ipe trees (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus) in flower, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil.
^Buriti^ palm trees (Mauritia flexuosa) in Jardim de Maytrea (Maytrea's Garden), Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Gois State, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / ^Buriti^ palm trees (Mauritia flexuosa) in Jardim de Maytrea (Maytrea's Garden), Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Gois State, Central Brazil.
Buriti palm trees (Mauritia flexuosa) in Jardim de Maytrea (Maytrea's Garden) at Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Cerrado region of Gois State, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Buriti palm trees (Mauritia flexuosa) in Jardim de Maytrea (Maytrea's Garden) at Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Cerrado region of Gois State, Central Brazil.
Yellow ipe tree in flower {Tabebuia ochracea} Emas NP, Cerrado habitat, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Yellow ipe tree in flower {Tabebuia ochracea} Emas NP, Cerrado habitat, Brazil
Cerrado landscape, Piaui state, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Cerrado landscape, Piaui state, Brazil
Pink Ipe trees (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus) in flower, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Pink Ipe trees (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus) in flower, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil.
Buriti palm trees {Mauritia flexuosa} Tocantins, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Buriti palm trees {Mauritia flexuosa} Tocantins, Brazil
Tibouchina sp. (Melastomataceae) in Cerrado vegetation of Ibitipoca State Park, Minas Gerais State, municipality of Lima Duarte, Southeastern Brazil, March 2011. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Tibouchina sp. (Melastomataceae) in Cerrado vegetation of Ibitipoca State Park, Minas Gerais State, municipality of Lima Duarte, Southeastern Brazil, March 2011.
Palm tree nuts of Buriti palm tree {Mauritia flexuosa} Tocantins, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Palm tree nuts of Buriti palm tree {Mauritia flexuosa} Tocantins, Brazil
^Buriti^ Palm tree (Mauritia flexuosa) with fruits hanging down, Cerrado vegetation at Chapada dos Veadeiros, Gois State, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / ^Buriti^ Palm tree (Mauritia flexuosa) with fruits hanging down, Cerrado vegetation at Chapada dos Veadeiros, Gois State, Central Brazil.
Inflorescence of Palm {Attalea sp} Cerrado vegetation, in Gois State, North of Braslia city, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Inflorescence of Palm {Attalea sp} Cerrado vegetation, in Gois State, North of Braslia city, Central Brazil.
Orchid in flower probably (Cattleya nobilior)  in Cerrado vegetation, Tocantins State, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Orchid in flower probably (Cattleya nobilior) in Cerrado vegetation, Tocantins State, Central Brazil.
Thick Corky bark on tree - fire resistant. Cerrado habitat. Brazil. South America. Threatened habitat - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Thick Corky bark on tree - fire resistant. Cerrado habitat. Brazil. South America. Threatened habitat
Fruits of ^buriti^ palm tree (Mauritia flexuosa) in guas Emendadas Ecological Station, near Braslia city, Distrito Federal State, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Fruits of ^buriti^ palm tree (Mauritia flexuosa) in guas Emendadas Ecological Station, near Braslia city, Distrito Federal State, Central Brazil.
Vellozia flavicans in the Cerrado vegetation of Ibitipoca State Park, Minas Gerais State, municipality of Lima Duarte, Southeastern Brazil, March. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Vellozia flavicans in the Cerrado vegetation of Ibitipoca State Park, Minas Gerais State, municipality of Lima Duarte, Southeastern Brazil, March.
Flower of ^candomb^ (Vellozia variabilis), plant characteristic of Cerrado vegetation, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, municipality of So Jorge, Gois State, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Flower of ^candomb^ (Vellozia variabilis), plant characteristic of Cerrado vegetation, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, municipality of So Jorge, Gois State, Central Brazil.
Hyacinth macaw pair {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado habitat Piaui Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Hyacinth macaw pair {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado habitat Piaui Brazil
Hyacinth macaw feeding on palm nuts {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Piaui - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Hyacinth macaw feeding on palm nuts {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Piaui
Hyacinth macaw feeding on palm nut {Andodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Hyacinth macaw feeding on palm nut {Andodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Brazil
Hyacinth macaws feeding on palm nuts {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Piaui, Brazil. Did you know? Hyacinth macaws are the largest species of flying parrot. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Hyacinth macaws feeding on palm nuts {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Piaui, Brazil. Did you know? Hyacinth macaws are the largest species of flying parrot.
Hyacinth macaw flock feed on palm nuts {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Piaui - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Hyacinth macaw flock feed on palm nuts {Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus} Cerrado, Piaui
Blue and yellow macaw {Ara ararauna} Cerrado habitat, Piaui State, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Blue and yellow macaw {Ara ararauna} Cerrado habitat, Piaui State, Brazil
Yellow faced amazon parrots {Alipiopsitta xanthops} Emas NP, Cerrado, Goias, Brazil. Endangered species - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Yellow faced amazon parrots {Alipiopsitta xanthops} Emas NP, Cerrado, Goias, Brazil. Endangered species
Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva) nesting within a termite mount, Cerrado, Emas National Park, Gois State, Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazona aestiva) nesting within a termite mount, Cerrado, Emas National Park, Gois State, Brazil.
Toco toucan at nest hole {Ramphastos toco} Cerrado, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Toco toucan at nest hole {Ramphastos toco} Cerrado, Brazil
Toco toucan {Ramphastos toco} at nest hole Cerrado habitat Piaui state Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Toco toucan {Ramphastos toco} at nest hole Cerrado habitat Piaui state Brazil
Red winged tinamou {Rhynchotus rufescens} Cerrado Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red winged tinamou {Rhynchotus rufescens} Cerrado Brazil
Blue finch calling {Porphyrospiza caerulescens} cerrado, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Blue finch calling {Porphyrospiza caerulescens} cerrado, Brazil
Common potoo at day roost {Nyctibus griseus} Cerrado habitat, NE Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Common potoo at day roost {Nyctibus griseus} Cerrado habitat, NE Brazil
Common potoo at day roost {Nyctibus griseus} Cerrado habitat, NE Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Common potoo at day roost {Nyctibus griseus} Cerrado habitat, NE Brazil
Greater Rhea (Rhea americana america) with chicks, Emas National Park, Goias State, Cerrado region, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Greater Rhea (Rhea americana america) with chicks, Emas National Park, Goias State, Cerrado region, Central Brazil.
Yellow-headed caracara {Milvago chimachima} Cerrado, Piaui state, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Yellow-headed caracara {Milvago chimachima} Cerrado, Piaui state, Brazil
Blue throated piping guan (Pipile pipile) perched in flowering  Pink Ipe tree (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus)  Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil. Critically endangered species. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Blue throated piping guan (Pipile pipile) perched in flowering Pink Ipe tree (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus) Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil. Critically endangered species.
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) stork at nest with chicks with Pink Ipe tree (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus) in flower in background, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) stork at nest with chicks with Pink Ipe tree (Tabebuia ipe / Handroanthus impetiginosus) in flower in background, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil.
Striped owl, defense display {Pseudoscops clamator} Cerrado, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Striped owl, defense display {Pseudoscops clamator} Cerrado, Minas Gerais, Brazil
White-naped jay {Cyanocorax cyanopogon} Cerrado, Piaui state, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / White-naped jay {Cyanocorax cyanopogon} Cerrado, Piaui state, Brazil
White-naped jay {Cyanocorax cyanopogon} Cerrado, Piaui state, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / White-naped jay {Cyanocorax cyanopogon} Cerrado, Piaui state, Brazil
Common Rhea (Common Rhea americana) Mato Grosso, Brazil, South America - Ben Cranke
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Ben Cranke / Common Rhea (Common Rhea americana) Mato Grosso, Brazil, South America
Common / Greater rhea {Rhea americana} Cerrado, Emas National Park, Goias, Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Common / Greater rhea {Rhea americana} Cerrado, Emas National Park, Goias, Brazil
Greater Rhea (Rhea americana americana) profile,  Emas National Park, Goias State, Cerrado region, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Greater Rhea (Rhea americana americana) profile, Emas National Park, Goias State, Cerrado region, Central Brazil.
Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata)  Emas National Park, Goias State, Cerrado region, Central Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata) Emas National Park, Goias State, Cerrado region, Central Brazil.
Southern / Crested screamer chick {Chauna torquata} Cerrado, Piaui, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Southern / Crested screamer chick {Chauna torquata} Cerrado, Piaui, Brazil
Red legged seriema standing on termite mound singing {Cariama cristata} Piaui state, NE Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red legged seriema standing on termite mound singing {Cariama cristata} Piaui state, NE Brazil
Red legged seriema calling {Cariama cristata} Piaui state, NE Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red legged seriema calling {Cariama cristata} Piaui state, NE Brazil
Red legged seriema {Cariama cristata} Brazil. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red legged seriema {Cariama cristata} Brazil.
Red-legged seriema calling {Cariama cristata} cerrado, Piaui State, Brazil - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red-legged seriema calling {Cariama cristata} cerrado, Piaui State, Brazil
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