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Table 2 Indicative data illustrating the allocation of vernacular names and their scientific equivalents by Zapotec research subjects

From: Alternative ways of representing Zapotec and Cuicatec folk classification of birds: a multidimensional model and its implications for culturally-informed conservation in Oaxaca, México

Intermediate labelled categories Total Zapotec names reported Total scientific species equivalents Selected examples of Zapotec names Scientific taxa
bëa artaba rhela 2 3 wëlhopa’ Ciccaba virgata
chghii Chordeiles acutipennis
bëa gishi 18 12 chghii Chordeiles acutipennis
bdëu banruko Dactylortyx thoracicus
pato gishi dou Formicarius analis
ptzia’ nia gatho Odontophorus guttatus
bërha bdau Sarcoramphus papa
brhudi gishi Crax rubra
bëa lurshba 20 19 bërha bdau Sarcoramphus papa
chiraba zopilote Coragyps atratus
p’jia yego Buteogallus solitarius
brhudi gishi Crax rubra
chenchogodiu tupa’ Streptoprocne zonaris
vigini win Stelgidopteryx serripennis
bëa rhsbaa 72 175 bdëu banruko Dactylortyx thoracicus
bdëu xhedeu Claravis pretiosa
ighrhiili xheen Amazona oratrix
ratutzi ladou Lampornis amethystinus
radyeko yaa Aulacorhynchus prasinus
vigini win Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Total number of unique names 112 209   
  1. Folk names and scientific taxa appearing in more than one intermediate category are underlined. The total numbers of folk names and scientific taxa do not include those that are repeated.