The Bem-te-vi is one of the most popular birds of Brazil and you usually hear them long before you see them. Early in the morning, about sunrise, the Bem-te-vi appears at my balcony.

Bem-te-vies arrive at my balcony in the morning 🙂

It is a beautiful little bird characterized with yellow coloring on it’s breast and a white stripe on it’s crown.





It is a typical bird of Latin America , with a geographic distribution that extends from southern Mexico to Argentina. It inhabits all Brazilian regions, and is found in cities, forests and lakes and rivers. It is often found singing on telephone wires, on roofs or bathing in fountains, ponds or public squares. The song the Bem-te-vi sings is very distinct and it almost sound like it sings “Bem-te-vi, Bem-te-vi”

It is a nice alarm clock in the morning…much better than roosters!


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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

2 thoughts on “Bem-te-vi”

  1. Tanya and I tossed around the idea of vacation in RIO this year as its on my places to see list, but I lost out to aruba): have to say I am a bit envious. I trust you and Dave are breathing in each moment you are there. You have been given such a rare and exceptional opportunity. They memories of what you have seen will be what lingers in the end.
    Btw, I am enjoying your blog. You articulate very well.
    Have a great day Anna

    1. Rio…and Brazil in general is an amazing. It is absolutely beautiful!! There are days that I actually say to David “pinch me” we live here!! As a tourist it is a wonderful experience. To live here, there are MANY and varied challenges and will be for a few months after we leave. All in the adventure I guess…

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