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Granite Peaks
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Habitat: Granite Peaks

Cerro Aratitiyope, 1700 meters high, lies in the middle of the remote homeland of the Yanomami Amerindians in southern Amazonas state. Aratitiyope means “Mountain of the Macaws” in Yanomami dialect. Pairs of macaws frequently circle the peak. Most of the mountain above 1100 meters elevation is bare granite, with patches of low forest of hummocks in protected spots. Forest covers most of the lower shoulder of the mountain.

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