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State of Paraíba

Rufous-bellied Thrush
Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris ©Lee Dingain Website

Paraíba is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast, where lies the easternmost point of the Americas, a cape called Ponta do Seixas. Paraíba coast has clear, calm beaches, with a barrier of reefs and natural pools. The beaches within João Pessoa, the capital, are the best known. The city has a special characteristic: it is the first Brazilian city to see the sunrise in the morning.

In the interior of the State, another important city is Campina Grande. It is one of the Brazilian capitals of forró, together with Caruaru, and during the month of June it receives more than one million tourists for the festivities.



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Number of Species

Number of bird species: 541

As at November 2016

Useful Reading

Books, CDs, DVDs etc.

See the main Brazil page for guides etc. covering the whole country…

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Universidade Federal da Paraíba