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Caratinga Biologial Station - RPPN Feliciano Miguel Abdala

RPPN (Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural – Private Reserve of Natural Heritage) Feliciano Miguel Abdala represents an important forest remnant in the state of Minas Gerais. It’s located in Caratinga, which is 390 km east from Belo Horizonte, in Doce River basin.

With an area of 950 hectares, RPPN FMA has the densest and most varied population of primates known in the state of Minas Gerais, featuring the Wooly Spider Monkey, one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world and the largest primate in Americas, the Brown Capuchin Monkey, the Brown Howler Monkey and the rare Buffy-headed Marmoset.

There are 79 species of mammals and more than 200 species of birds such as Blue-winged Macaw, Vinaceous Parrot, Black-necked Aracari, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Ocellated Poorwill, Reddish Hermit, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Rufous-capped Motmot, Variable Antshrike, Scaled Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, White-bearded Manakin, Rufous-headed Tanager, Pileated Finch and many others.