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Sabiá-da-Praia
 
Sabiá-da-Praia


Anyone who has heard or seen the tropical mockingbird knows what a curious bird it is. It is a bird of the Passeriformes order, of the Mimidae family and genus Mimus, the later word from Latin meaning "imitator," which is why one can hear such noteworthy mastery in its singing as it imitates other birds. Also known as the white or beach mockingbird, its head and back are grey colored, its face white with a black mask over the eyes; the lower body is white, the wings are black, with a long dark tail and fine, slightly curved beak, and long, dark legs. Avid defenders of their nests, they can be seen attacking other birds or animals such as iguanas, cats, dogs, etc.



They measure 26 centimeters in length and weigh 75 grams.

These birds eat just about anything, vegetable or animal, i.e., they are omnivorous, dropping to the ground to catch invertebrates, insects or berries, friendly enough to approach humans only when in search of food leftovers.




They reach sexual maturity at 12 months, and each nest usually contains 2-3 eggs, generally of a blue color, making 3 to 4 nests per season. The young hatch after 13 days.

They are typical of the sandy, saline Atlantic coast, in areas of sparse vegetation and rich in cacti. They can be found on the Brazilian coastline, from the Guianas down to Rio de Janeiro.
In Pipa they are mostly seen between Central Beach and Lovers’ Beach.


Ecological Sanctuary
Man working in harmony with nature. Thinking globally, acting locally...
Ecological Sanctuary
Man working in harmony with nature. Thinking globally, acting locally...
Saguis (little monkeys)
They are very common in the area and quite tame due to the amount of contact they’ve had with humans.
Bem-te-vi bird
The most popular bird of our country, and very present in Praia da Pipa, the "bem-te-vi" (Great Kiskadee) has regular rounded wings and elongated tail.
Hummingbirds
One of the most appreciated inhabitants of Praia da Pipa are the swift and enchanting hummingbirds.
Egrets
The Great Egret (Ardea Alba) enchants us with its grace. It is a bird of the Pelecaniformes family, very common around lakes, rivers and wetlands.
Iguana
In Praia da Pipa it is common to meet one of these exotic reptiles on branches, on the beaches and on roofs, where they recharge their solar batteries in order to keep their cold blood warm.
Lavadeira
Our little friends who sing and enchant in Pipa Beach measure an average length of 16 centimeters, with distinct white and black markings, and emit a long and strident whistle.
Sabiá-da-Praia
Anyone who has heard or seen the tropical mockingbird knows what a curious bird it is.
Timbu
The white eared opossum, or Timbu, as it is known here in the region, is famous for its unpleasant smell which emanates from its armpits when threatened.
Vulture
This vulture, apart from being an expert glider which performs the function of cleaning exposed animal detritus, is also known as an excellent aerial hunter.