May 26th, 2010
Have you ever seen a black-hooded antwren? How about a cock-tailed tyrant?
With 1,622 different known species of birds, Brazil is a birdwatchers' paradise. In fact, when it comes to sheer variety of birds, Brazil comes in third place among all the countries in the world, behind only Columbia and Peru.191 of those species are found nowhere else on earth, making Brazil a "must-visit" destination for birdwatchers with a taste for the exotic.
Brazil is home to over 70 different kinds of parrots, as well as countless other types of birds: flamingos, hummingbirds, hawks, eagles, toucans, penguins and many more.
Because Brazil is such a popular destination for bird-watchers, many companies offer "birding tours" to take you to the best places to view a variety of different species.
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