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Scarlet macawOn display: Horniman Museum
The Scarlet macaw is a large, red, yellow and blue parrot.
It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America, including Amazonian Brazil.
BerimbauOn display: Horniman Museum
The berimbau is a musical instrument, the sound of which is integral to the martial art of capoeira in Brazil.
This berimbau has five coloured 'fitas' or wish ribbons (red, blue, green, white and purple) tied round the stick towards the top, on which are printed: LEMBRANÇA DO SENHOR DO BONFIM DA BAHIA.
Blue poison frog
Blue Posion Frogs, which are found in northern Brazil, grow to around 5cm long.
The bright blue of their bodies acts as a warning of their poisonous nature to potential predators. Their common name comes from a toxin extruded from their skin
Headdress made by the Xingu Peoples of Brazil, with vibrant green and black feathers and two blue and a red central feathers.
The Channel-billed Toucan lives in the canopy of rainforests in South America.
Though it might look sharp, its huge bill is no real defence against its enemies, except to scare other birds away.
Bamboo quiverIn storage
This quiver from the Mawayana people in Brazil is made from bamboo, with and a cap of moulded skin, and decorated in a zigzag pattern and with red, yellow and blue feathers.
It contains 41 bamboo arrowheads, most of them shouldered and scored and covered in Curare poison at the tip.
This small string instrument is a cavaquinho, which is an important instrument in Brazilian music, especially samba and choro.
This cavanquinho dates from 1978 and is made from rosewood.
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth is found in forests in the northern part of Brazil.
Sloths protect themselves from predators by hiding in trees. They have green algae growing in their fur which camouflages them against leaves.
They are also very good at keeping still.
This hammock - made by indigenous people near the Brazil-Guyana border in the 1800s - is woven from local cotton and decorated with feathers from toucans and parrots.
In the middle is a Portuguese crown, which perhaps indicates that the hammock was made as a special gift for a colonial officer.
This forty reis coin dates from 1822, the year Brazil declared independence.
Although the surface is worn, the coin decorated on one side with a head and the inscription 'JOANNES VI D.G POM'. The other side is decorated with a globe.
Carved wooden panels depicting costumed Orixá deities of Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religion, practiced mainly in Brazil.
This ferramenta is part of a Candomblé shrine.
It has a double-headed axe and copper lightning symbols and represents the deity Xangô (Shango), the god of thunder, lightening, fire, virility.