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      Additions to the avifauna of two localities in the southern Rupununi region, Guyana

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          We report new records from ornithology surveys conducted at Kusad Mountain and Parabara savanna in Guyana’s southern Rupununi region during October and November 2013. Both localities had existing species lists based on surveys conducted in 2000, but had not been formally surveyed since. We surveyed birds over 15 field days, adding 22 and 10 species to the existing lists for Kusad and Parabara, respectively. Our findings augment prior knowledge of the status and distribution of birds in this region of the Guiana Shield. The southern Rupununi harbors high avian diversity, including rare species such as Rio Branco Antbird (Cercomacra carbonaria), Hoary-throated Spinetail (Synallaxis kollari), Bearded Tachuri (Polystictus pectoralis), and Red Siskin (Spinus cucullatus), which are likely to continue to draw tourism revenue to local communities if their habitats remain intact.

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          1809-127X
          July 21 2017
          July 21 2017
          : 13
          : 4
          : 113-120
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          10.15560/13.4.113
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