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