Tuesday, November 29, 2005


These two photos of a Gavião, Roadside Hawk, (Buteo magnirostris, aka Rupornis magnirostris) was shoted by my husband. The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. Raptor classification is fraught with difficulty and the order is treated in several different ways.

"The family Accipitridae encompasses many of the diurnal birds of prey, including the familiar hawks and eagles. It is one of the largest avian families, and the largest family in the order Falconiformes.
A great deal of diversity exists among the members of the Accipitridae. Members of this family span the globe, living in habitats as wide ranging as tundra, alpine meadows and rainforests. They eat fish, mammals, birds, bats, invertebrates, carrion and some fruit. They nest on cliffs, in trees or sometimes on the ground and lay between one and nine eggs. Physical size is also quite variable within this group, with wingspans ranging from 50 cm to 3 m.
Geographic Range: Accipitrids are found world wide. They live on every continent except Antarctica, and on most oceanic islands. They inhabit every major habitat type except the northernmost arctic tundra and the driest deserts.

You can listen the sound of Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris and the sounds of anothers Hawks and Eagles .

Photos by Carlos A. Mascaro


  1. Wow, Sonia, awesome bird shots all! It's unusual to find a hawk standing on the road like that! The Ibis shots are mind-blowing; I've never seen anything like that, and imagine having them perched on your roof! I especially like the two owls on the thatched roof, though, and I was wondering if you have a graphics program if you might try zooming in closer on the owls and then cropping the picture so it looks more like a close-up. Can you do something like that? It would be nice to see them a bit larger, but such a nice shot the way it is. :)

  2. Sonia-- Those are great shots. I love the hawk in flight. The coloring on that hawk is so different from the hawks we have here in the northwest. It is really enlightening to see the regional diversity. Wonderful.

  3. It is really thrilling to be introduced to all these 'new' to me birds, and know that you and your husband see all these beautiful creatures on a daily basis....Brazil, from this point of view, is most beautiful...I know it is otherwise, too, from photographs, but your first hand pictures and descriptions of the things of daily life around you, makes Brazil come alive in a new way, for me...I am still thinking about the beautiful trees in your Orchard...Thank You Sonia for expanding my world in such a lovely detailed way....

  4. Lovely pictures! I like the contrast between the pictures too. In the first picture the grass (or whatever it is) is so green and in the second one it's brown.

    The hawk brings fear to the little critters it is after!

  5. Hi Sonia,

    More great birds! You are so lucky to see so many wonderful birds. I really love the information that you provide about the birds as I enjoy learning about them. I played the sound file you linked to and my cat went absolutely crazy over it! Very funny!


  6. Love it! It is ironic because today coming out of the grocery store there was a little hawk on the outside group of carts!? I'm busy looking it up! I LOVE hawks...your posting is awesome!

  7. Our countries are quite different, aren`t they :-)

  8. What a thrill to capture a photo of the hawk in flight. The sound your "Roadside Hawk" makes is different to what I hear from the Red-tailed Hawks I have where I live. I find birds fascinating & you have added another bird for me to discover. Thank you, Sonia!

  9. C'est une très bonne idée de montrer ces oiseaux !
    Merci pour la musique de leur chant !

    It is a very good idea to show these birds!
    Thank you for the music for their song

  10. I came home and my computer was screeching. Thanks for the email. Great sounds. I need to do the kookabura bird here in Tassie. Excellent pictures.

  11. Wow...That is awesome. I absolutely love those shots of the birds.

    A hawk standing as still as a log is a rarity to capture.

  12. Yes, wonderful photos. Your husband is a talented photographer, Sonia! As I've said before, visiting your blog is the next best thing to actually travelling to Brazil ....

  13. Sonia,
    Those pictures are great. I love seeing pictures from far away places.
    I should take more nature pictures in Indiana. We have deer, opossum, rabbits, and even coyotes. I just seem to never have my camera with me when one appears.

  14. Olá Sonia,
    Friday a tarde, 28 April 2006 I saw 2 Gaviãos circling in the sky here in Arapongas, PR. Wow, I adore birds of prey. Seen many eagles in Sweden, ospreys and hawks in Florida and thanks to your webpossoting I learned the Latin/English name for this bird. Regards, Harvey

  15. Thank you so much Harvey for your commet. Did you have a blog or a site?

  16. Oi Sonia,
    Desculpe, nao tem website ou blog.
    I am home in Florida for a short time before returning to Arapongas.
    If you want to see some of my Ipe photos, I will have to email them.
    I have: harvsl@uol.com.br

  17. Oi Sonia, Tem 11 fotos de brasil em:
    Click link: Wunder photos
    In main gallery, search for:
    In: Handle
    Category: all
    click Find
    I hope you enjoy. Harv

  18. Oi Sonia, You can see some of my photos on this link:


Profile - Perfil

All photography and writing
© 2005-2014 by Sonia A. Mascaro
unless indicated otherwise.
All rights reserved.
Contact: samascaro@uol.com.br

Archive - Arquivo

Categories - Categorias

12º Aniversário do Blog 12th Blog Anniversary 1º Blog Aniversário 1th Blog Anniversary 2º Blog Aniversário 2th Blog Anniversary 3º Blog Aniversário 3th Blog Anniversary 4º Blog Aniversário 4th Blog Anniversary 5º Blog Aniversário 5th Blog Anniversary 6º Blog Aniversário 6th Blog Anniversary 7º Blog Aniversário 7th Blog Anniversary 8º Blog Aniversário 8th Blog Anniversary 9º Blog Aniversário 9th Blog Anniversary A Passage to India Actor Agave Attenuata Aging Airplane Al Pacino Alexander Scriabin Alice Munro Almoço em Agosto Altadena Hiker Altadena Hiker Blog Amanhecer Amigos Amizade Amusement Park Andrew Newell Wyeth Animais Animal's Books Animalia Kingdom Animals Aniversário Anne Shelton Annie Lennox Ano Novo Ano Novo. Music Anthurium Antiguidades Antique Kitchen Antiques Ants Antúrio Apartament Apartamento Armadillo Arnaldo Pomodoro Arranha-Céu Art Artesanato Artistas Artists Árvore Árvores As baleias de Agosto As Pontes de Madison ASP World Tour Ator Aurora Avaré Avenida Paulista Avó Avô Avós Azalea Azaléia Bandstand Barbatimão Barcelona Bauhinia variegata (Casco-de-vaca) Beach Ben Bain Ben E. King Bette Davis Billie Holiday Bird Birds Birthday Blog Blog Aniversário Blog Anniversary Blog Award Blog Break Blog Jokes BlogGincana BlogJokes Bob Sinclar Books Botanical Garden Brahma Brasil Brasília Brazil Brazilian Cherry Brazilian Handicraft Brenda's Blog Brian Wilson Bridge Brother Burrowing Owl Cable-stayed bridge Cachorros Cães Caetano de Campos Cambará Camel's Foot Tree Camouflage Campo Campo de Trigo Campos de Holambra Campos de Trigo Campos do Jordão Camuflagem Canastra Mountain Ridge Cantor Caraguatatuba Caramujos Caraúna Caricatura Caricature Carlos Carlos A. Mascaro CARLOS ALCKMIN MASCARO Carlos Paredes Carnaval Carneiros Carnival Carros Antigos Cartão Postal Casa Casa Antiga Casa Branca Casamento Casarão Casas Antigas casas residenciais Cat Caterpillar Cats Cattle Cavalo Cavalos Cecilia Bartoli Cedar Cedro Cedros Cenas Rurais Cerca Cercas Cerrado Céu Chema Madoz Childhood Children Chopi Blackbird Christmas Chuva Chuva-de-Ouro Cidades Circo Circuito Mundial de Surfe Circus Citação Cities Clint Eastwood Clotheslines Clouds Coimbra Comida Comidas Constantine Cavafy Conta Comigo Copa do Mundo Copan Building Copperpod Coreto Coruja Coruja Buraqueira Costela-de-Adão Country House Cows Cozinha à Antiga Crested Carcara Crianças Crochê Crochet Cuisine Culinária Cupins Dança Comigo? Shall We Dance David Hockney Dawn Death in Venice Desert Canyon Inger Desert Canyon Living Desing Despedida Destruction Destruição Dia das Mães Diana Krall Dogs Dogs and Cats Art Domingo Domino Dominó Duane Hanson Ducks Dusk Earth Earth - Landsat Earth as Art Ecological Day Eddie Vedder Edifício Copan Eduardo P. Lunardelli Edward Hopper Egret El Poder de la Palabra Elefante Elephant Emma Wallace Enseada Azul Entardecer Entrevista Envelhecimento Erik Johansson Escola Escola Caetano de Campos Escritores Escultura Escultura. Estado de São Paulo Estilo Estrada Estrada. Photo Friday Estradas Everybody's Talkin' Família Family Farewell Farm Farmers Father Fazenda Fazendas Feliz Aniversário Feliz Ano Novo Feliz Ano Novo 2012 Feliz Ano Novo! Music Feliz Natal Fence Fences Fences. Good Fences Feral Houses Ferdinand Cheval Férias Fernando Field Film Filme Filmes Fire Flamboiã Flamboyant Flame Vine Flor-de-São João Flôr-de-São-João Flora Flores Flowers Fogo Fome Food Footprints Footwear Formigas Fortaleza Fotos Fotos antigas Fotos de Família à Moda Antiga Freddie Mercury Friends Friendship Fruits Frutas Fun Fungi Fungos Fungus Futebol Gabriel Medina Gado Garça Garden Gata Gatos Gavião Carcará George Segal Giant Anteater Ginásio Golden Trumpet Tree Golden Trumpet Trees Good Fences Grades de ferro Graffiti Gran Torino Grandfather Grandmother Grandparents Great Aunt Grécia Greece Green Walls Guitarra Portuguesa Gustav Mahler Hábitos Esquisitos Habits Weird Happy Birthday Happy New Year Happy New Year 2012 Happy New Year 2013. Feliz Ano Novo 2013 Harry Nilsson Havaí Hawaii Henry David Thoreau Hera Hergé Heron Hibiscus High School História Real Holambra Holambra's Fields Holidays Homeless Horse Horses Horto Florestal de Avaré Horto Florestal Park House Hugh Grant Humans of New York Hunger Ideal Palace Immortality Imortalidade Infância Internet Interview Invasive plant Ipê Rosa Ipê-Amarelo Ipê-Rosa Irmã Irmão Iron railings Italy Itu Ivy J.Seward Johnson Jaboticaba James D. Griffioen Jamie Cullum Jardim Jardim Botânico Jardim Botânico. Botanical Garden Jato Jeff Koons Jerry Lee Lewis Jet Ski João-de-Barro John Barry John Seward Johnson II John Tenniel Johnny Mathis Josh Groban Jurumirim Dam Juventude Karin Bugge Katinka Matson Kites Krokalia Lagarta Lago Landscapes Leaves of Grass Leitura Leo Tolstoy Lichens Lichia Lillian Gish Lily Lindsay Anderson Líquens Líques Lírio Lisa Literatura Literature Little Daisy Livros Livros sobre Animais Lobo Lobo Guará Lobo-Guará Love Actually Lua Luchino Visconti Lucian Freud Lychee Lydia Davis Mãe Mãe. Mother Mamãe Mandarin Orange Maned-Wolf Manhattan Máquina de Escrever Marcos Valle. Paulo Sergio Valle Margaridas Mario Mariotti Mark Jenkins Market Matej Krén Matosinho Matosinhos Memória Memories Mercado Mercado Municipal Mercado Municipal de São Paulo Merry Christmas Meryl Streep Meu Jardim Mexerica Mid-August Lunch Milan Kundera Milano Marittima Mimetismo Mimitry Minha casa Misty Monastério de Santa Cruz Monastery of Santa Cruz Monstera deliciosa Montserrat Caballé Moon Morte em Veneza mosaic mosaico Mother Mother's Day Mouvie Mouvies movie Movie Filme Movies Municipal Market Municipal Market of São Paulo Muros Verdes Music Music. Música Música Músicas Musics My Garden My garden. Meu jardim My house Natal National Dog Day Nature Natureza Neighborhood Neil Finn Nest Névoa New Year New York NewYear Nick Georgiou Nova York Nuvens O Céu que nos Protege Ocean Oceano Old Age Old Age and Aging Old Building Old Buildings Old Cars Old house Old Houses Old Man Old photos Older Orchard Orchid Orchids Orquídea Orquídeas Os Yankees Estão Voltando Oscar Niemeyer Ovenbirds Paddle Pai Paineira Painter Painting Paintings Paisagens Palácio Ideal Palettes of Colors Palm Tree Palmeira Palmeiras Pará Rubber Tree Parachutes Paranapanema Paraquedas Parque de Diversões Parque Trianon Party at the Palace Passagem para a Índia Pássaro Preto Pássaros Passeando Pata-de-vaca Patos Paulista Avenue Pausa no Blog Pearl Jam Pegadas Pets Photo Friday Photographer. Fotógrafia Photos Photos of Old Fashioned Family Photoshop Piano Pink Tabebuia Pintor Pinturas Pipas Pitanga Pitangueira Placas Planta invasiva Plantas e Animais Plants and Animals Playing For Change Poet Poeta Pomar Pond Ponte Ponte Estaiada Ponte Estaiada Octávio Frias de Oliveira Pôr do sol Pôr-do-sol Porto Portugal Portuguese Guitar Postcards Praia Praias Prédios Antigos Primavera Purple Glory Tree Quaresmeira Quiz Quote Rain Rain of Gold Rainstorm Rainy Weather Reading Reflections Reflexos Reino Animal Relax Relaxamento Remington Represa Jurumirim residential houses Rio Claro Road Roads Roadside Hawk Ron Mueck Roseman Covered Bridge Rua Ruas Rural Rural Scenes Ryuichi Sakamoto Salva Tela Samba Sandals with socks Sandra Bullock São José do Rio Pardo São Paulo São Paulo State Scanner School Scott Snibbe Screensaver Sculpture Sean Davey Sem teto Seringueira Serra da Canastra Serra da Mantiqueira Shadow Sheeps Sibipiruna Sign Simplesmente Amor Singer Sister Sítio Sky Skyscraper Skywatch Skywatch Friday Sleeping By Myself Snails Soccer Socrates Sócrates Sofia Sofia; Ipê-Rosa; Pink Tabebuia Solidariedade Solidarity Solitude Sombra Sonia Springtime Stand By Me State of São Paulo Storm Street Street Art Streets Style Succulent Suculentas Summer Sunday Sunrise Sunset Surf Surfe Tamanduá-Bandeira tango Tapeçaria Tapestry Tatu-bola Tempestade Tempo Tempo de Chuva Termites Terra Teste The Big Picture The Boston Globe The Bridge of Madison County The Mantiqueira Mountains The Pointer Sisters The Sheltering Sky The Straight Story The whales of August Theo Jansen Thuia Tia Avó Tim McGraw Tom Jobim Tom Jones Toucans Traffic Trânsito Travelling blog Tree Trees Trianon Park Tucanos Typewriter Vacas Varais Varal de Idéias Vegetação Vegetation Velhice e Envelhecimento Velho Venice Vera Verão Verão. Tempo Vesper Video Vídeo Videos Vídeos Vincent Price Visitantes Visitors Vitória Vizinhança Vizinhanças Walking Walt Disney Walt Whitman Weather Wedding Wheat Field Wheat Fields Without You Wolf World World Champion Tour World Cup World Surf League Writers Yanks Yellow Flame Youth

Followers - Seguidores


Blog Widget by LinkWithin


View My Stats