The creature is also associated with vampires because it has thirst for blood and feeds on humans and it is even said that sometimes the bird will change into a handsome man to seduce women so that they can have their way with them. This creature also get's associated with witches, as ironically the owners of the birds, according to some stories, are usually women. These creatures acts as sort of a familiar of sorts and does the bidding of the witch. If the creature doesn't have an owner it will terrorize and feed on the people of the area.
|Impundulu in Human Form|
|Impundulu and Witch Doctor by artist Gerard de Leeuw|