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Table 2 Bird species kept by bird-keepers interviewed (n = 78) in the city of Santana dos Garrotes, Paraíba, Brazil, including the number of specimens (N) and use by local people

From: Ethno-ornithology and conservation of wild birds in the semi-arid Caatinga of northeastern Brazil

TAXA Common name N Use*
[Portuguese]
TINAMIDAE Gray, 1840    
Nothura boraquira (Spix, 1825) White-bellied Nothura 10 (P),(C),(F)
[Cordiniz]
ANATIDAE Leach, 1820    
Dendrocygna viduata (Linnaeus, 1766) White-faced Whistling-Duck 16 (P),(C),(F)
[Marreca]
Amazonetta brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1789) Brazilian Teal 03 (P)
[Paturí]
CARIAMIDAE Bonaparte, 1850    
Cariama cristata (Linnaeus, 1766) Red-legged Seriema 02 (P)
[Seriema]
COLUMBIDAE Leach, 1820    
Columbina minuta (Linnaeus, 1766) Plain-breasted Ground Dove 03 (P)
[Rolinha-cafifa]
Columbina talpacoti (Temminck, 1811) Ruddy Ground Dove 14 (P),(F)
[Rolinha-caldo-de-feijão]
Columbina squammata (Lesson, 1831) Scaled Dove 14 (P)
[Rolinha-cascavel]
Columbina picui (Temminck, 1813) Picui Ground Dove 07 (P)
[Rolinha-branca]  
Patagioenas picazuro (Temminck, 1813) Picazuro Pigeon 02 (P)
[Asa-branca]
Zenaida auriculata (Des Murs, 1847) Eared Dove 12 (P),(C),(F)
[Ribaçã]
Leptotila verreauxi Bonaparte, 1855 White-tipped Dove 06 (P)
[Juriti]
PSITTACIDAE Rafinesque, 1815    
Aratinga cactorum (Kuhl, 1820)**** Cactus Parakeet 49 (P),(C)
[Ganguirro]
Forpus xanthopterygius (Spix, 1824) Blue-winged Parrotlet 13 (P)
[Papacú]
Amazona aestiva (Linnaeus, 1758) Turquoise-fronted Parrot 13 (P),(C)
[Papagaio]
CORVIDAE Leach, 1820    
Cyanocorax cyanopogon (Wied, 1821)*** White-naped Jay 07 (P),(C)
[Cancão]
TURDIDAE Rafinesque, 1815    
Turdus rufiventris Vieillot, 1818 Rufous-bellied Thrush 06 (P)
[Sabiá-laranja]
Turdus amaurochalinus Cabanis, 1850 Creamy-bellied Thrush 03 (P)
[Sabiá-branca]
COEREBIDAE d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838    
Coereba flaveola (Linnaeus, 1758) Bananaquit 01 (P)
[Sibito]
THRAUPIDAE Cabanis, 1847    
Saltator similis d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 Green-winged Saltator 02 (P)
[Trinca-ferro]
Lanio pileatus (Wied, 1821) Pileated Finch 05 (P)
[Maria-fita]
Tangara sayaca (Linnaeus, 1766) Sayaca Tanager 05 (P)
[Azulão-de-rua]
Paroaria dominicana (Linnaeus, 1758)**** Red-cowled Cardinal 79 (P),(C)
[Galo-de-Campina]
EMBERIZIDAE Vigors, 1825    
Zonotrichia capensis (Statius Muller, 1776) Rufous-collared Sparrow 05 (P),(C)
[Capa-bode]
Sicalis flaveola (Linnaeus, 1766) Saffron Finch 29 (P),(C)
[Canário-da-terra]
Sicalis luteola (Sparrman, 1789) Grassland Yellow-Finch 04 (P)
[Canário-de-lote]
Volatinia jacarina (Linnaeus, 1766) Blue-black Grassquit 04 (P),(C)
[Tizil]
Sporophila lineola (Linnaeus, 1758) Linned Seedeater 36 (P),(C)
[Bigodinho]
Sporophila nigricollis (Vieillot, 1823) Yellow-bellied Seedeater 27 (P),(C)
[Mistriz]
Sporophila albogularis (Spix, 1825)**** White-throated Seedeater 67 (P),(C)
[Golado]
Sporophila leucoptera (Vieillot, 1817) White-bellied Seedeater 03 (P)
[Chorão]
Sporophila bouvreuil (Statius Muller, 1776) Cooper Seedeater 10 (P),(C)
[Caboclinho]
CARDINALIDAE Ridgway, 1901    
Cyanoloxia brissonii (Lichtenstein, 1823) Ultramarine Grosbeak 06 (P)
[Azulão-da-mata]
ICTERIDAE Vigors, 1825    
Procacicus solitarius (Vieillot, 1816) Solitary Black Cacique 03 (P)
[Bico-de-osso]
Icterus pyrrhopterus (Vieillot, 1819) Variable Oriole 14 (P),(C)
[Xexeu]
Icterus jamacaii (Gmelin, 1788)*** Campo Troupial 14 (P),(C)
[Chofreu]
Gnorimopsar chopi (Vieillot, 1819) Chopi Blackbird 07 (P),(C)
[Craum]
Chrysomus ruficapillus (Vieillot, 1819) Chestnut-capped Blackbird 05 (P),(C)
[Pardal-do-papo-roxo]
Molothrus bonariensis (Gmelin, 1789) Shiny Cowbird 12 (P),(C)
[Pardal-preto]
FRINGILLIDAE Leach, 1820    (P)
Sporagra yarrellii (Audubon, 1839)** Yellow-faced Siskin 02 (P)
[Pintasilgo]
Euphonia chlorotica (Linnaeus, 1766) Purple-throated Euphonia 01 (P)
[Vivim]
TOTAL   521  
  1. *Use: (P) Pets; (F) Food; (C) Commercial, **Endangered (Brazil) and Vulnerable (IUCN), ***Endemic to Brazil, ****Endemic to the Caatinga.