This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.
Our Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of the week and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of each week, the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a translation and a definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.
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Adult Great Kiskadees are one of the largest of the tyrant flycatchers. They can measure from 21 to 27 cm (8.3 to 11 in) in length and weigh 52 to 68 g (1.8 to 2.4 oz). The head is black with a strong white eyestripe and a concealed yellow crown stripe. The upperparts are brown, and the wings and tail are brown with usually strong rufous fringes.
The black bill is short and thick. The similar Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua) has a massive black bill, an olive-brown back and very little rufous in the tail and wings. A few other tyrant flycatchers – some not very closely related – share a similar color pattern, but these species are markedly smaller.The call is an exuberant BEE-tee-WEE, and the bird has an onomatopoeic name in different languages and countries: In Brazil its popular name is bem-te-vi and in Spanish-speaking countries it is often bien-te-veo ("I see you well!") and sometimes shortened to benteveo
You'll hear the call of the Bem-te-vi in many parts of Brasil. It's a fairly common bird. Also, it has been made famous by many a capoeira song.
What ones do you know?