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Caraça Natural Reserve


Caraça Natural Reserve is located 125 km east from Belo Horizonte in the southern section of Espinhaço Mountain Range.

Caraça is a transition area of two ecosystems, Cerrado (Brazilian Savannah) and Atlantic Rainforest. The average altitude is 1200 meters.

Caraça has more than 300 species of birds, which includes Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Dusky-legged Guan, Hyacinth Visorbearer, Brazilian Ruby, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Robust Woodpecker, Scaled Woodcreeper, Pale-breasted and Pallid Spinetail, Buff-fronted and White-eyed Foliage-Gleaner, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Large-tailed Antshrike, Ferruginous, Ochre-rumped, Dusky-tailed and White-bibbed Antbird, Serra Antwren, Rufous Gnateater, Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet, Shear-tailed Gray-Tyrant, Gray-backed Tachuri, Drab-breasted Pygmy-Tyrant, Hangnest Tody-Tyrant, Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher, Blue and Pin-tailed Manakin, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Cinnamon-vented Piha, White-rimmed Warbler, Gray-eyed Greenlet, Fawn-breasted, Cinnamon, Gilt-edged and  Brassy-breasted Tanager and Pale-throated Pampa-Finch and many others.

In Caraça you also have the chance to see the Tufted-Ear Marmoset, Masked Titi Monkey and the Manned Wolf.