Rio is an animated film by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, directed by Carlos Saldanha and written by Don Rhymer. The characters are played by Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann and the Jermaine Clement cinema. It was released on April 15, 2011. Rio; one of the most cheerful and vitalist films I've seen lately, with a good soundtrack that literally transports you to the city that gives it its name, Rio de Janeiro, to tell us the story of a boring blue parrot that finds love and freedom In this Brazilian paradise. The film is curdled with animals, especially birds, so it is ideal to appear in this veteran series in The Science of Life. So we will start with the classic identification and description of most of the species that appear in it, trying to get as close as possible to reality.
Blu and Pearl (Cyanopsitta spixii)
These two magnificent blue specimens are the animal protagonists of the film. Blu was taken out of the jungle when he was just a chick and due to the sedentary life and full of facilities that he leads along with his owner Linda, he has not developed his ability to fly at the beginning of the film, which will be solved when he meets the beautiful Pearl, a wild female who was in the species recovery center to try to carry out a captive breeding program, since they were supposed to be the last two specimens of her species. Both belong to the species Cyanopsitta spixii, known by the common name of Spix's macaw or blue araninha. In reality, the status of these macaws does not vary much with respect to that of the film, since it is thought that there are no couples left in freedom, and that, in captivity in zoos or parks, only about 70 couples can be left.
Nico (Serinus canaria)
It is a yellow canary. He accompanies Blu and Pearl on their adventure. Use a soda cap as a hat and weapon. He is Pedro's best friend and they always go anywhere together.
He is a nice bulldog with a problem of excess salivation, which despite being a friend of the birds at various times dreams of devouring them. Rafael, Blu and Perla look for him to help them remove the chains that the hunters had put on their legs.
Pedro (Paroaria coronata)
Pedro is a red-crested cardinal who accompanies Blu and Pearl on their adventure, and he likes to sing hip-hop samba. He is Nico's best friend and they always go anywhere together.
Eva (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Eva is a toucan of iris iris and Rafael's wife.
Raphael (Ramphastos played)
Rafael is a toucan toucan. Accompany and help Blu and Pearl throughout their trip. He has seventeen children and another on the way, is quite relaxed, and a carnival lover.
Pepillo (Cacatua galerita)
It is a cockatoo cockatoo, former Brazilian television star, who was eventually relegated from his post by a much more beautiful and striking parakeet. Later he became fierce, cruel, cannibal and evil, and the other birds are very afraid of him, he is also the antagonist of the film, and that is why he helps smugglers to catch birds like Blu and Pearl .
This pair highlights the plume of reddish-orange feathers that have atop the beak, known as frentidorated aratingas, Aratinga aurea, birds also known as peaches in front of aratingas.
The first bird that appears has very marked colors, is in a shot at the dawn of the movie.
Mauro (Callithrix jacchus)
Mauro is a common marmoset that is believed to be the king of monkeys. He and his group of monkeys are responsible for assaulting careless tourists. Pepilho hires them to catch Blu and Pearl, but they fail in their mission. Pepillo gets angry and abuses more of them. At the end of the movie he appears making fun of Pepillo and taking pictures after being plucked.
The following type of bird makes a characteristic and easily recognized nest: a hanging nest, but apart from that other characteristics such as the tail or legs that would help in its identification are not seen in the image. It is located many species that make this type of nest are very similar to them the genus Cacicus (caciques).
These toucans would rather be Ramphastos ambiguus, whose plumage is very similar to those in the image and have a bicolor orange and black beak, so it resembles more.
Stretching and shrinking their long necks, while they dance inns in their nests, we see three specimens of whistling herons, Syrigma sibilatrix, the only representative of its kind, easily recognizable by the characteristic bluish mask that it presents on its face.
Of the reddish bird that appears fluttering through the initial scene I have not found many clues that tell me what species it can be. Any suggestions? The one that is closest to the red plumage and the shy bun of feathers it presents is the migratory red tanager or Piranga rubra macho.