Maps of bird diversity include the total species richness, species endemic to Brazil, globally small-ranged species, and threatened species as defined by the IUCN. Species considered small-ranged are those with a geographic range size smaller than the global median (i.e., the 50% of species with the smallest ranges). Maps are derived from digital distribution maps for all the world’s birds in BirdLife International and NatureServe (2014).
All maps have been generated at a spatial resolution of 10×10 km and use the Eckert IV equal-area projection. Maps represent native, extant species only. Tables of the species included are available for download here. Biodiversity maps for Brazil were earlier published in the article below.
Citation: Jenkins CN, Alves MAS, Uezu A, Vale MM (2015) Patterns of Vertebrate Diversity and Protection in Brazil. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145064. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145064
A zip file with higher resolution jpegs of the above maps can be downloaded here.