Encyclopaedia of Cryptozoology
Category Cryptobat
Proposed scientific names
Other names
Country reported Democratic Republic of the Congo
First reported 1937[1]
Prominent investigators Attilio Gatti

The ndegi (Mbuti: "bird") was a cryptid reported from the Ituri Rainforest, in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] It was described by the Mbuti people to Attilio Gatti as an enormous flying bird taller than a man, but was also said to be covered with "thick, heavy hair" all over, except for its feathered wings, and to have a monkey-like head.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gatti, Attilio (1937) Great Mother Forest
  2. Arment, Chad "Profiles in Cryptozoology: Commander Attilio Gatti," BioFortean Notes, Vol. 6 (2018)