Pastures with scattered native trees constitute habitat for many native and resident bird species. Photo: David.
Pastures and Agricultural Lands
Extensive areas of pastures and agricultural lands occur in southeastern Brazil and northern Argentina. These pastures likely were native grasslands prior to the planting of more productive grasses and their conversion to pasture for cattle ranching. Pastures for cattle ranching also occur in Amazonia where the native forest has been converted to cattle operations.
Some types of agriculture feature hedges or patches of native habitat. Hedges, woodlots and second growth at various stages constitute habitat for a variety of resident and migratory species.
Hedgerows around agricultural parcels constitute a habitat for several bird species.
Another sample of pastures with scattered native trees, which constitute habitat for many native and resident bird species. Photo: David.
See more bird habitats.
- Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.