DUCK LOON MIUÁ BIGUÁ
The miuá is a water bird, whose feathers, beak and legs are entirely black, found widely in the Amazon, living on the edge of lakes and rivers.
This animal has a tail, beak and long neck, small head, short legs and webbed feet.
It feeds mainly on fish, frogs, crustaceans and aquatic insects. In search of food, dive, staying a long time underwater, appearing just after the neck out of water.
This bird does not have waterproof feathers: this makes it dip more rapidly and is completely soaked. It swims with the semi-submerged body, moves with the aid of the feet using the tail as a rudder. After several hours of diving, rest with their wings spread to dry or to ensure thermoregulation.
During breeding season, gather in groups and build their nests high in trees where they lay about 3-4 eggs that hatch over a period of 30 days.
PHALACROCORACIDAE – Phalacrocorax sp.
Na Amazônia, do século XIX, devido à cobiça pela borracha, Wawatu, cunhatã do clã Aruak, tem sua aldeia dizimada por brancos. Apesar de ser forçada a viajar para um local desconhecido, casar-se com guerreiro de origem Karib e sofrer com as diferenças de costumes de seus familiares, ela se apaixona.
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