cobabia (Bubulcus ibis)


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. 

Cultural Narrative: 

Alternative name cobe 

Traditional Knowledge: 

Esp. Al verlos volar asustados, uno sabe que algo o alguien viene por ese lugar.

Ayo. Cobabidie choosi ujé ayoe idogosíji. 

Eng. Seeing these birds fly when thay seem frightened, you know that something or someone is coming for that place.

Imesi Dosapé
Location Description: 

Traditional Ayoreo territories of the Northern Chaco, Paraguay & Bolivia

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