asái (Campephilus spp.)


The material shared in this entry was documented as part of a British Academy funded research project in 2018 on Ayoreo bird knowledge in the Paraguayan Chaco (Wyndham, PI). The information and drawings come from 8-10 individuals interviewed during July 2018; all gave explicit permission to share the information with the public so as to increase public appreciation of Ayoreo language, ecological knowledge, and deep ties to the landscapes of the northern Chaco.

Traditional Knowledge: 

Esp. Si lo escuchas picando a un árbol indica que podría haber miel de las abejas cuteî o ajidabia.

Ayo: Jeta gosí chuduté asaí oocade gatíbagui jetiga cutepeí deji.

Eng. If this bird is heard pecking a tree indicates that there could be honey from cuteî bee o ajidabia bee.

Imesi Dosapé
Location Description: 

Traditional Ayoreo territories of the Northern Chaco, Paraguay & Bolivia

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