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Ethnoornithology Abstracts from the 35th Society of Ethnobiology meeting, Denver, Colorado

Ethnoornithology Abstracts from the 35th Society of Ethnobiology meeting, Denver, Colorado

A real highlight for me was catching up with Amadeo Rea, whose magistral book "Wings In The Desert " on the ethnoornithology of the Northern Piman peoples is one of my all time favourites. I'm looking forward to bringing my interview with him to these pages soon.

Bird of the week – Jarlajirrpi – the Australian Owlet-Nightjar

Bird of the week – Jarlajirrpi – the Australian Owlet-Nightjar

The Owlet-nightjar, known to the Warlpiri people as Jarlajirrpi, is commonly regarded as a familiar spirit of the Kurdaitcha man - part mercenary contract killer, part quasi-judicial executioner.