totita (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer; Todirostrum cinereum)


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. Dice “ti ti ti ti ti ti. ” Avisa si pronto soplará el viento sur que trae el frío.

Ayo. Totita chatatá uje idogosí umusoí jeta tejú.

Eng. It says "ti ti ti ti ti ti ti. "Warn if the south wind that brings the cold will blow soon.

Imesi Dosapé
Location Description: 

Traditional Ayoreo territories of the Northern Chaco, Paraguay & Bolivia

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