Pteroglossus castanotis    Family:   Ramphastitidae            Quichua:  Tara kwilin, Kaka Kwilin

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Eulodia Dagua and Pedro Andi, "A Bird That Cries When People Die."

 

In this video Tod Dillon Swanson explores Amazonian Quichua tradition on the emotional ties that bind a bird species to local residents.  This is part of a larger tradition in which land and people are tied together by a bond of "llaquichina," "pena," or "empathy". 

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua and Pedro Andi, 'A Bird That Cries When People Die.'" Youtube video.  5:01. February 3, 2015. https://youtu.be/hOxp4rgJZiA