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Table 1 Bird species cited by the informants interviewed at Macaúba, Barbalha, Ceará, northeastern Brazil

From: Local knowledge and exploitation of the avian fauna by a rural community in the semi-arid zone of northeastern Brazil

Family Species Brazilian common name Local common name Use Total UV
     Game Pets   
Tinamidae Crypturellus noctivagus Yellow-legged Tinamou Zabelê 8   8 0.33
  Crypturellus parvirostris Small-billed Tinamou Nambu 15   15 0.63
  Crypturellus tataupa Tataupa Tinamou Nambu 16   16 0.70
  Nothura maculosa Spotted Nothura Corduniz 12   12 0.50
Cracidae Penelope superciliaris Rusty-margined Guan Jacu 18 3 21 0.90
Accipitridae Rupornis magnirostris Roadside Hawk Gavião 3   3 0.12
Columbidae Columbina minuta Plain-breasted Ground-Dove Rolinha 5 1 6 0.25
  Columbina talpacoti Ruddy Ground-Dove Rolinha- caldo-de-feijão 7 1 8 0.33
  Columbina squammata Scaled Dove Fogo-apagou 4 5 9 0.37
  Columbina picui Picui Ground-Dove Rolinha 8   8 0.33
  Claravis pretiosa Blue Ground-Dove Rola-azul 3   3 0.12
  Leptotila verreauxi White-tipped Dove Juriti 10 1 11 0.45
Cuculidae Piaya cayana Squirrel Cuckoo Alma-de-gato 2   2 0.08
  Crotophaga ani Smooth-billed Ani Anu-preto 3   3 0.12
  Guira guira Guira Cuckoo Anu-branco 1   1 0.04
  Tapera naevia Striped Cuckoo Saci 1   1 0.04
Strigidae Glaucidium brasilianum Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Caboré 1   1 0.04
Nyctibiidae Nyctibius griseus Common Potoo Mãe-da-lua 2   2 0.08
Caprimulgidae Hydropsalis albicollis Pauraque Corujinha 3   3 0.12
Trochilidae Anopetia gounellei Broad-tipped Hermit   1   1 0.04
  Phaethornis pretrei Planalto Hermit   2   2 0.08
  Eupetomena macroura Swallow-tailed Hummingbird Tesorão 4   4 0.16
  Thalurania watertonii Long-tailed Woodnymph Bizunguinha 1   1 0.04
  Amazilia fimbriata Glittering-throated Emerald Bizunga 4   4 0.16
Trogonidae Trogon curucui Blue-crowned Trogon Cizuda 2   2 0.08
Galbulidae Galbula ruficauda Rufous-tailed Jacamar Fura-barreira 2   2 0.08
Picidae Veniliornis passerines Little Woodpecker Picapauzinho 1   1 0.04
  Piculus chrysochloros Golden-green Woodpecker Pica-pau 2   2 0.08
  Celeus flavescens Blond-crested Woodpecker Pica-pau-amarelo 2   2 0.08
Cariamidae Cariama cristata Red-legged Seriema Sariema 5 1 6 0.25
Falconidae Falco femoralis Aplomado Falcon Gavião   1 1 0.04
Psittacidae Eupsittula cactorum Cactus Parakeet Ganguirro   11 11 0.45
  Forpus xanthopterygius Blue-winged Parrotlet Pancu 1 2 3 0.12
  Amazona aestiva Blue-fronted Parrot Papagaio 3 1 4 0.16
Thamnophilidae Myrmorchilus strigilatus Stripe-backed Antbird Piu-piu 5   5 0.20
  Formicivora grisea White-fringed Antwren Papa-formiga 5   5 0.20
  Formicivora melanogaster Black-bellied Antwren Papa-formiga 4   4 0.16
  Dysithamnus mentalis Plain Antvireo   1   1 0.04
  Herpsilochmus atricapillus Black-capped Antwren   2   2 0.08
  Herpsilochmus longirostris Large-billed Antwren Chapeuzinho 3   3 0.12
  Sakesphorus cristatus Silvery-cheeked Antshrike Farinheiro 7   7 0.29
  Thamnophilus capistratus Caatinga Antshrike Rajado 10   10 0.41
  Thamnophilus torquatus Rufous-winged Antshrike   4   4 0.16
  Thamnophilus punctatus Northern Slaty-Antshrike   4   4 0.16
  Taraba major Great Antshrike Chorró-olho-de-fogo 5   5 0.20
Scleruridae Sclerurus scansor Rufous-breasted Leaftosser Vira-folha 1    0.04
Dendrocolaptidae Lepidocolaptes angustirostris Narrow-billed Woodcreeper Arapaçu 1   1 0.04
Furnariidae Phacellodomus rufifrons Rufous-fronted Thornbird João-graveteiro 1   1 0.04
Tityridae Myiobius atricaudus Black-tailed Flycatcher   2   2 0.08
Rhynchocyclidae Leptopogon amaurocephalus Sepia-capped Flycatcher   1   1 0.04
  Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant Relojinho 1   1 0.04
Tyrannidae Euscarthmus meloryphus Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant Doidinha 2   2 0.08
  Elaenia flavogaster Yellow-bellied Elaenia Doidinha 1   1 0.04
  Elaenia parvirostris Small-billed Elaenia Doidinha 1   1 0.04
  Elaenia mesoleuca Olivaceous Elaenia Doidinha 3   3 0.12
  Elaenia cristata Plain-crested Elaenia Doidinha 3   3 0.12
  Elaenia chiriquensis Lesser Elaenia Doidinha 4   4 0.16
  Myiopagis caniceps Gray Elaenia   1   1 0.04
  Myiopagis viridicata Greenish Elaenia   1   1 0.04
  Legatus leucophaius Piratic Flycatcher   3   3 0.12
  Myiarchus swainsoni Swainson’s Flycatcher Cacuruta 3   3 0.12
  Myiarchus ferox Short-crested Flycatcher   5   5 0.20
  Myiarchus tyrannulus Brown-crested Flycatcher   5   5 0.20
  Pitangus sulphuratus Great Kiskadee Bem-ti-vi 1   1 0.04
  Myiodynastes maculates Streaked Flycatcher Rajado 12   12 0.50
  Megarynchus pitangua Boat-billed Flycatcher Neinei 2   2 0.08
  Tyrannus melancholicus Tropical Kingbird Burraiera 3   3 0.12
  Empidonomus varius Variegated Flycatcher Sujinha 9   9 0.37
  Myiophobus fasciatus Bran-colored Flycatcher   2   2 0.08
  Cnemotriccus fuscatus Fuscous Flycatcher   1   1 0.04
  Lathrotriccus euleri Euler’s Flycatcher   2   2 0.08
Corvidae Cyanocorax cyanopogon White-naped Jay Cancão 6 7 13 0.54
Polioptilidae Polioptila plumbea Tropical Gnatcatcher   1   1 0.04
Turdidae Turdus rufiventris Rufous-bellied Thrush Sabiá-laranjeira   4 4 0.16
  Turdus leucomelas Pale-breasted Thrush Sabiá-branca 1 6 7 0.29
  Turdus amaurochalinus Creamy-bellied Thrush Sabiá-bico-de-osso 3 5 8 0.33
  Turdus albicollis White-necked Thrush Sabiá-coleira   1 1 0.04
Mimidae Mimus saturninus Chalk-browed Mockingbird Sabiá-conga 1   1 0.04
Thraupidae Coereba flaveola Bananaquit Cambacica 1   1 0.04
  Lanio pileatus Pileated Finch Abre-e-fecha   3 3 0.12
  Lanio cucullatus Red-crested Finch Abre-e-fecha   1 1 0.04
  Tangara sayaca Sayaca Tanager Sanhaçu 3 2 2 0.08
  Tangara palmarum Palm Tanager Sanhaçu-coqueiro 1 1 2 0.08
  Tangara cayana Burnished-buff Tanager Saíra-amarela 2 2 4 0.16
  Paroaria dominicana Red-cowled Cardinal Cabeça-vermelha   8 8 0.33
  Dacnis cayana Blue Dacnis Sanhaçu-azul   1 1 0.04
  Schistochlamys ruficapillus Cinnamon Tanager    1 1 0.04
  Zonotrichia capensis Rufous-collared Sparrow Tico-tico 1 3 4 0.16
  Sicalis flaveola Saffron Finch Canário-verdadeiro   12 12 0.50
  Sporophila lineola Lined Seedeater Bigodeiro   4 4 0.16
  Sporophila albogularis White-throated Seedeater Golinha   5 5 0.20
  Sporophila nigricollis Yellow-bellied Seedeater Bico-de-prata   5 5 0.20
Cardinalidae Cyanoloxia brissonii Ultramarine Grosbeak Azulão   4 4 0.16
Icteridae Icterus pyrrhopterus Variable Oriole Viana   3 3 0.12
  Icterus jamacaii Campo Troupial Sofreu ou Sofrê   4 4 0.16
Fringillidae Sporagra yarrellii Yellow-faced Siskin Pintasilva   1 1 0.04
  Euphonia chlorotica Purple-throated Euphonia Vim-vim   1 1 0.04
  1. UV = Use Value. Nomenclature based on CBRO. In bold type: species characterized by their high use value.