A rapacious bird resembling a crow, with four legs, two of which are covered with claws, that flies over the country at night looking for men to devour. Visayan-Ilonggo immigrants called this creature tektek. Not to be confused the viscera sucker wakwak.

Some Manobo say that this bird is the spouse of tunguk, another supernatural creature.



  • Benedict, Laura Watson. (1916). A Study of Bagobo Ceremonial, Magic, and Myth. New York: New York Academy of Sciences, p. 214.
  • Buenconsejo, José Semblante. (2002). Songs and gifts at the frontier. New York: Routledge, p. 102.