- Posted October 13, 2013 by
Sao Jose de Mipibu, Brazil
Lagoa do Bonfim received Encounter Falconry
Falconers of the states of Alagoas , Pernambuco , Paraíba , Paraná , Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Norte participated in the first season of falconry competitions in Brazil . The first meeting took place in the northeastern falconry Inn " O Coice da Burra " , municipality of Nísia Floresta, about 50 km from the capital Natal, Brazil. One of the proposals of this competition was to seek to regulate the art of falconry , that is still very vague in the country . Falconry - Technical training of birds of prey - has gained increasing popularity in Brazil due to the accession , mainly from Infraero , services that use the activity to control fauna and decreased occurrence of collisions between aircraft and birds at airports .
Participants appreciated the beauty of six birds species s , known as Hawk Parabuteo Unicinctus Wing Tile , and his technique of flight . Disputes between the birds were divided into three categories , the first is the Lure Fly , in which we assessed the elegance of the bird's flight , if it dominates the wind well , if you can make turns and stay focused on the bait from start to finish . The second is to the Presa Direct Hit 100 meters to hawks. Were evaluated in this test run time , maneuvering and persistence of predator . The birds made catches in the air faster and better " grip " received the best ratings . The last category is the Chase in tail hawks. This , items were observed as elegance and flight ability , persistence and experience in bid Hawk strategy in pursuit. The degree of persecution was observed when the bird has flown " out " , trying to surround the prey . The panel also evaluated if the hawk tried to gain height to descend in diving , or was underneath, in an attempt to surprise the prey . The rise and diving falcon worth more points for elegance bid .
The word also refers falconry most people crossing the famous historical novels and films which bring riders wearing shiny armor on your wrist beautiful hawks with strangers over the head ornaments and ribbons swaying under their claws when birds fly , leaving the sleeve falconer . Few people , however, has the correct idea about what really is falconry, how and when this came up . To answer these questions we need to step back a bit in the history of mankind , about three or four thousand years ago , until the time when sobrevivíamos hunting and gathering. Certainly developed as a way of obtaining food , falconry is the result of observation skills and human reasoning , culminating in the capture of a bird of prey and the establishment of trade relations , the bird being offered shelter , food and care that this needed in exchange of prey that only she was able to pursue and kill .
Thus arose the falconry name given to science to train birds of prey , considered by many an art form , due to the high degree of sensitivity and dedication required for your practice. His place of origin is uncertain , but several theories point to Central Asia , China and Persia and most likely birthplace . Records safer over the age of falconry prints are clearly illustrating a falconer in activity, found in the last century in ruins in Mesopotamia and dated as 1700 BC , however, the earliest records lead us to believe in the use of falcons as gifts to Chinese rulers during the Hia dynasty (probably started in 2205 BC ) . Photos: Adrovando Claro