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Giancarlo Zorzin

Giancarlo Zorzin


Biologist and designer, began his researches on birds of prey in 1997, in metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte city and Lagoa Santa district, when he promoted many descriptive works about different species from Cerrado and Atlantic Forest. He is currently engaged at monitoring the remaining populations of hawk-eagles and solitary-eagles, and their breeding sites in the Minas Gerais State.

S.O.S. FALCONIFORMES – Research Center for the Conservation of the Neotropical Birds of Prey
Rua Teixeira de Freitas 235/101, Santo Antônio  
Belo Horizonte,  Minas Gerais  30350-180  Brazil
Phone: 31 9654 0212
Email: apacanimbranco@yahoo.com.br; falconiformes@vsnet.c

   Research Interests

Brazilian birds of prey and others Neotropical birds conservation.
Behavior and breeding biology.
Population ecology.

Species of Interest: 
  • Sarcoramphus papa
  • Chondrohierax uncinatus
  • Accipiter poliogaster
  • Hieraspiza superciliosa
  • Buteo nitidus
  • Buteo melanoleucus
  • Leucopternis polionotus
  • Leucopternis lacernulatus
  • Buteogallus urubitinga
  • Buteogallus meridionalis
  • Harpyhaliaetus coronatus
  • Spizaetus melanoleucus
  • Spizaetus tyrannus
  • Spizaetus ornatus
  • Falco rufigularis
  • Falco deiroleucus


Salvador, L.F., Jr., M. Canuto, C.E.A. Carvalho, and G. Zorzin. 2011. Aves, Accipitridae, Spizaetus tyrannus (Wied, 1820): new records in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero region, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Check List 7:032-036.

Carvalho Filho, E.P.M., G. Zorzin, M. Canuto, C.E.A. Carvalho, and G.D.M.Carvalho. 2008. Diurnal raptors of the Rio Doce State Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil. MG BIOTA 1:4-43.

Carvalho Filho, E.P.M., Carvalho, C.E.A., Carvalho, G.D.M., Zorzin, G., Canuto, M., and Poblete, P. S.O.S. Falconiformes – Centro de Investigación para la Conservación de Aves de Rapina Neotropicales: Iniciativas para la reproducción en cautiverio In: 2nd Annual Meeting of the Eagle Conservation Alliance., 2007, Puebla. (In Portuguese)

CARVALHO, C. E. A., ZORZIN, G., CANUTO, M., CARVALHO FILHO, E. P. M., CARVALHO, G.D.M Status de conservación del Águila Coronada (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus) em el estado de Minas Gerais, Sudeste do Brasil In: 2nd Annual Meeting of the Eagle Conservation Alliance, 2007, Puebla, Mexico. (In Portuguese)

Zorzin, G., C.E.A. Carvalho, and E.P.M. Carvalho Filho. 2007. Breeding biology, diet, and distribution of the Black-chested Buzzard-eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. Pp. 40-46 in K.L Bildstein, D.R. Barber, and A. Zimmerman (eds.), Neotropical raptors. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Orwigsburg, PA.

Zorzin, G.,Carvalho, C.E.A., Carvalho Filho, E.P.M. and Canuto, M. 2006. Novos registros de Falconiformes raros e ameaçados para o estado de Minas Gerais. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 14(4):417-421. (In Portuguese)

Carvalho Filho, E.P.M., M. Canuto, and G. Zorzin. 2006. [Breeding biology and diet of the Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus u. urubitinga) in Southeast Brazil]. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 14:445-448.

Carvalho Filho, E. P. M., Carvalho, C.E.A., Carvalho, G.D.M. and Zorzin, G. 2005. Anilhamento e técnicas de captura de Falconiformes em Minas Gerais. Revista Ornithologia 1(1):19-23. (In Portuguese)

Carvalho Filho, E.P.M., G. Zorzin, and G.V.A. Specht. 2004. Breeding biology of the King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) in southeastern Brazil. Ornitologia Neotropical 15:219-224I

Carvalho Filho, E.P.M., Zorzin, G., e Specht, G.V. 2002. Breeding biology of King Vulture in southeastern Brazil. Conferencia Internacional sobre Aves Rapaces Neotropicales y Simposio del Aguila Arpía, 24 a 27 de outubro de 2002, Panamá.

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