ichecueí (Cyanocorax chrysops)


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: 

Alternatve name  chécue 

Traditional Knowledge: 

Esp. Si una persona grita de noche y el Chécue le contesta o también llama, es un anuncio de que esa persona morirá.

Ayo. Chatatájetá toinjê.

Eng. If a person shouts at night and the Chécue answers or calls you, it is an announcement that that person will die.

Imesi Dosapé
Location Description: 

Traditional Ayoreo territories of the Northern Chaco, Paraguay & Bolivia

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