The Núcleo Cunha protects 14,000 ha of forest area (Mata Atlantica) in various stages, including primary forest, as well as two major rivers: the Paraibuna river and the Bonito river, both of great scenic beauty and of fundamental importance for the balance of ecosystems and especially the local fauna.
In the city of Cunha, the State Park, there are areas of Bocaina National Park, as well as natural areas on private lands and many open areas composed of some crops and pastures.These open areas outside the State Park, yet were observed: Buteo albicaudatus (Hawk-tailed arm, White-tailed Hawk); Cariama cristata (Seriema, Red-legged Seriema); Aratinga leucophthalma (Parakeet-winged macaw, White-eyed Parakeet); Athene cunicularia (Burrowing Owl, Burrowing Owl); Phibalura flavirostris (Tesourinhada-the-kill: Swallow-tailed Cotinga); Schistochlamys ruficapillus (Bico-de-velvet, Cinnamon Tanager); Volatinha jacarina (Tiziu; Blue-black Grassquit), Passer domesticus (House Sparrow, House Sparrow), Harpagus diodon (thighed Hawk, Rufous-thighed Kite), Biatas nigropectus (Papo white, white-bearded Antshrike), this close to the PN Bocaina, among others.
We appreciate the cooperation and logistical support of this project to our core sound and visual survey of the local avifauna, as well as the company of biologists Fábio Olmos and Rita Souza, the visit April/09 and biol. Bruno Lima visits in May 2013. by Antonio Silveira.
Antonio Silveira: english page: 06-5-2013.