Birds That Are/Were People

Birds That Are/Were People

In many places around the world, birds are seen and related to as people. This can take a lot of different forms. This collection explores birds that used to be people, have an aspect or spirit form that is human-like, are related to as if human, etc.
Digital Heritage Items
2018 cucujanate.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Personhood, Names, Uncertain scientific ID
Elanoides_forficatus_Monteverde_2017_Cephas.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Personhood, Names, Uncertain scientific ID, Local taxonomy not exact match w/ scientific term
2018 jaaca.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Personhood, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers, Names, Literal translations/ etymologies
2018 itojío.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Preferred habitats, Personhood, Names
yiquiqui_Spizaetus_ornatus_2020_Parque_Estadual_do_Turvo_Anderson_Cristiano_Hendgen_.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Personhood, Names
2018 jidoboí.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Personhood, Names
2018 ayucunoé.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Personhood, Names
2018 edubie catai.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Personhood, Names
Cairina_moschata_2015_Sharp.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers, Names
2018 chucute.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Personhood, Names
Rupornis_magnirostris_(Gavilán_caminero)_-_Flickr_-_Alejandro_Bayer_(11).jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Personhood, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers, Names
2018 sújabio.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, Names
2018 jacó.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, Names
2018 co'ope; ajobejape.jpg
Community
Chujunpeone Ayoreo
Category
South America, What the bird eats, Behavioural observations, Names
Summary
Come pasto y frutas; era un joven sin hermanos