Sabiá-Laranjeira

January 20, 2015

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The Sabiá-Laranjeira (translated to Orange Tree Sabiá) is the Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris) a songbird of the thrush family (Turdidae). It occurs in most Brazil from North to South. In nature it is found in couples. It is a bird of open habitats, preferring to live in forest edges, orchards, barns, surrounding roads, squares and […]

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Ubatuba

June 22, 2010

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Ubatuba is located on the southeast coast of the state of São Paulo. Much of the land to the north is forested and mountainous, forming a part of the Serra do Mar mountains. Ubatuba is an important touristic city, receiving people from many parts of Brazil. It features over 70 beaches as Maranduba, Lázaro, Itamambuca, […]

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Rapadura

June 11, 2009

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Rapadura is an unrefined product, typical in northeast of Brazil, which is basically a solid piece of candy obtained from the boiling and evaporation of sugar cane juice. Available mostly in blocks to be cut in small slices.

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Tapioca

May 16, 2009

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Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the Mandioca native to the Amazon and found anywhere in Brazil. Tapioca is a word derived from tipi’óka, for this starch in Tupi native language. Tapioca is stirred, drained and fried into a tortilla shape, and often sprinkled with coconut. Then it may may be filled […]

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Castanheira-do-Pará

May 9, 2009

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Castanheira-do-Pará (Bertholletia excelsus) also known as Amendoeira-da-américa, Castanha, Castanha-do-brasil, Castanha-do-maranhão,  Castanha-mansa, Castanha-verdadeira, Castanheira, Castanheira-do-maranhão, Castanheira-rosa, Castanheiro, Castanheiro-do-pará, Noz-do-brasil, Tucari. It occurs as scattered trees in large forests on the banks of the Amazon, Rio Negro and the Orinoco. It is a large tree, reaching 30 to 45 metres tall and up to 2 metres diameter, […]

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Arara-azul-de-lear

April 29, 2009

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The Arara-azul-de-lear (Anodorhynchus leari) – Macaw of Lear is a bird in the Psittacidae family, originally found in the Caatinga biome forests, rarely seen and their conservation status is critical. It  was first described only 30 years and recently estimated that there are still some 1000 individuals in nature, thanks to their efforts toward their […]

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Traíra

April 29, 2009

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The Traíra (Hoplias sp.) or Lobo is a carnivorous freshwater fish of the family Characidae. The Traíra is one of Brazil’s most popular fish, found in nearly all regions of the country, in freshwater of lakes, ponds and rivers. In areas that provide good nutrition is common reaching 70 cm long, and some specimens exceed […]

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Vitória-Régia

January 21, 2015

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Vitória-Régia (Victoria amazonica) is a genus of water lilies, with other local names: Irupé (in Guarani language), Uapé, Aguapé (in Tupi language), Aguapé-assú, Jaçanã, Nampé, Forno-de-jaçanã, Rainha-dos-lagos, Milho-d’água or Cará-d’água. It is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin and has leaves up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the […]

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Azulão

January 19, 2015

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The Azulão (Cyanocompsa brissonii) is the Ultramarine Grosbeak, a species of cardinal bird. It is found in Brazil and most South America. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

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Cambacica

January 15, 2015

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Cambacica also known as Sebinho, Sebito, Caga-sebo e Mariquita, in English called “bananaquit” is a small bird, although there is some degree of size variation across the various subspecies. Length can range from 4 to 5 in (10 to 13 cm). Weight ranges from 5.5 to 19 g (0.19 to 0.67 oz). Most subspecies of the Cambacica have dark […]

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Cobra-cipó

January 10, 2015

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Cobra-cipó is the popular name of the snakes of the genus Chironius. The color of most species of the genus is a mixture of shades of green, red and orange, with yellow eyes and black. Cobra-cipó are very shy and may bite if prevent his escape. Their coloring helps them blend in with the environment, […]

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Amazon Rainforest

January 2, 2015

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The Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia or Amazon, is a moist broad leaf forest that covers most of the Amazon River basin of South America. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and it comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. As the largest tract […]

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Filé de Pescada com Molho de Camarão

December 26, 2014

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Filé de Pescada com Molho de Camarão is a dish made of fried Pescada fish fillets with shrimp sauce. It is typical dish found in restaurants at seaside, usually served with rice and French fries.

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