Birds as Messengers

Luisa Cadena, ”Oropendola Calls Cause Love and Sorrow."  Youtube video. 6:50.  April 16, 2019.  https://youtu.be/0XkBl-56vqo   No Subtitles.

 

Luisa Cadena, "Oropendola Calls Change Anger to Love"  Youtube video. 5:10.  April 16, 2019.  https://youtu.be/pAyuQOJGStQ   No subtitles

Luisa Cadena, "Oropendola Calls Change Anger to Love"  Youtube video. 5:10.  April 16, 2019.  https://youtu.be/pAyuQOJGStQ   No subtitles

Eulodia Dagua and Pedro Andi, "A Bird that Cries When People Die.”  Youtube video.  7:10. February 3,  2015.  https://youtu.be/hOxp4rgJZiA

Bélgica Dagua, "Hummingbird Calls Give Joy and Warn of Danger.”  Youtube video.  0:29. October 2, 2015.  https://youtu.be/K8esX7GETCY  English subtitles.

Eulodia Dagua, "Widowed Toucans Sing Love Songs."  Youtube video. 4:26.  December 9, 2016.  https://youtu.be/_lrLznnM6gI   English text of the interview

Men and women use toucans to carry their love songs anonymously over distance.  The reason they use toucans is that toucans always travel in pairs.  When one of them is shot its mate, whether male or female, perches in the top of a tall tree and sings plaintively until a new mate arrives. By the end of the day it has its new lover. This is why toucan songs are particularly effective as love songs.

Pedro Andi,  "Squirrel Cuckoo: A Bird That Lies and Sometimes Tells the Truth.” English subtitles only.  Youtube video. 2:40.  February 9, 2016. https://youtu.be/rBWtgWwJLNg

Delicia Dagua, "Bitirusa: a Trogan Love Song”  Youtube video.  1:53. December 14, 2016. https://youtu.be/Vc5k3h1I2Ak.

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