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The Bird of the Poets…Bird Symbol of Brazil…...Sabiá-laranjeira...Rufous-bellied Thrush...Turdus rufiventris. | by Arlete Reino Pellanda
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The Bird of the Poets…Bird Symbol of Brazil…...Sabiá-laranjeira...Rufous-bellied Thrush...Turdus rufiventris.

Taken on August 25, 2007 at 5.30pm, in a street of Curitiba City, Paraná State,

Southern Brazil..................No Edition.....No Photoshop..... See Larger

 

To listen the song of bird click in Canto do sabiá - 1 or Canto do sabiá - 2

 

Ouça 2 cantos do sabiá...Não existem 2 sabiás com a mesma música!

 

A bird to be symbol of a country needs to make part of the culture, folklore, literature, poetry, music and life close of the people. This bird is an friend of man who lives in the field or the city. The sabiá has the quality of sound. Don´t exist two sabiás with same music. In the spring, he is the first one sing that hears, before of dawn the day.

 

The Song of Exile — traslate Nelson Ascher —

 

My homeland has many palm-trees

and the thrush-song fills its air;

no bird here can sing as well

as the birds sing over there.

 

We have fields more full of flowers

and a starrier sky above,

we have woods more full of life

and a life more full of love.

 

Lonely night-time meditations

please me more when I am there;

my homeland has many palm-trees

and the thrush-song fills its air.

 

Such delights as my land offers

Are not found here nor elsewhere;

lonely night-time meditations

please me more when I am there;

My homeland has many palm-trees

and the thrush-song fills its air.

 

Don't allow me, God, to die

without getting back to where

I belong, without enjoying

the delights found only there,

without seeing all those palm-trees,

hearing thrush-songs fill the air. (Gonçalves Dias - 1843 - Coimbra)

     

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Taken on August 25, 2007