jaacó (Cairina moschata)


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. Cuando esta ave se acerca a laaldea ayorea o si lo ves en una picada, el ruido de sus alas avisa que pronto llegará mucha lluvia; quizás inundaciones. 


Eng. When this bird approaches the Ayoreo village or if you see it in a dive, the noise of its wings warns that a lot of rain will come soon; maybe floods. 



Imesi Dosapé
Location Description: 

Traditional Ayoreo territories of the Northern Chaco, Paraguay & Bolivia

Territorios tradicionales Ayoreo del Chaco Norte, Paraguay y Bolivia

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