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  • Icaros are believed to carry the healing force of medicinal plants such as tobacco and ayahuasca and to shape the visions produced by the ayahuasca intoxication.

I removed the above from the last paragraph as it has nothing to do with animals, music, or zoomusicology. Hyacinth 00:59, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

  • The icaros (sacred healing songs and chants) sung by ayahuasca healers, or shamanic practitioners, among Amazonian tribes are evocative of many of the sounds of birds, insects, and other animals of the jungle.

I removed the above statement because it is entirely incorrect (and lacks reference and relevance). The relation of Amazonian healers with animals in sound is given, but not by the means of imitation or by being "evocative", see (talk) 23:45, 26 March 2014 (UTC)