This is the flag of Uruguay, designed by Joaquín Suárez. It is officially in effect since July 1830. There are four blue stripes and five withes, they represents the nine provinces that existed at the time of the independence.
The sun is a symbol of independence, it is the"Sun of May".
The hornero bird is found throughout South America. One of its unique characteristics is the nest that it builds. The nest is able to protect the bird's young from predators, such as snakes through its strength and durability. Made of mud with a small hole for entry, nests have been known to last 100 years. When the bird is done raising it's young it leaves the nest, then other bird species reuse the nest for the security and protection it provides.
Text thanks to "The Hornero Foundation"
Most of the hornero species are monogamous and will maintain the pair bond for many years, even for life, they will work together on the nest. The construction of the nest can take from 15 days to 2 to 3 months.
Posted by Andrea at 11:34 AM
These kind of straw roofs are typical in Uruguay, also these trees, I am trying to find the name of them.
The Nacional Tree of Uruguay is: El ceibo, seibo, bucaré (Erythrina crista-galli, in greek ερυθρος erythros, "red", and latín crista galli, "cresta de gallo") it is a tree from the subfamily Faboideae originary of Sudamerica, Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.
Gracias a Luis, Vero y Maria Claudia.
Pablo Atchugarry is a sculptor of marble. He created a foundation to support other artists, and also a very interesting museum of sculpture near Manantiales. Photos from this place are soon to be posted.
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