Quamquam is a mythical bird, only known to Ibi and Friends (it has been speculated that he is the only member of his species). The bird is thought to be all knowing, and truly wise, except for his gullabilty when it comes to buying insurance. Quamquam, whilst he is intelligent, is also said to be tremendously lazy, and relies on Zam to tend to his needs. It is Quamquam's trademark arogance that Zam says will lead him astray (as well as his "unesperantan attitude"). The sly, cunning and generally sarcastic bird is always advancing his vast fortunes (which seemingly come from nowhere) by conning everyone, but usually wastes money on dictionary insurance.