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Table 1 Frequency of most common bird species groups identified with local names by respondents in different districts

From: Bird naming systems by Akan people in Ghana follow scientific nomenclature with potentials for conservation monitoring

Species group Local name Total frequency Percentage proportion per District
AN AS THLD KEEA CCMA
Weavers Akyem 7 1 2 1 1 2
Kites/falcons Akroma 19 5 8 0 2 4
Crows Adene 12 2 0 1 2 7
Parrots Akoo 7 4 1 0 1 4
Turacos Brobe 7 1 2 3 0 1
Egrets/herons Nsu-noma 34 5 6 7 15 2
Vultures Pete 7 2 1 0 0 4
Egrets Belebele 7 3 0 2 0 2
Bee-eaters Bronya-noma 5 0 0 0 5 0
Doves Abuburo 27 2 14 6 0 5
Hornbills Akyenkyena 10 5 0 1 4 0
Manikins Antorowie 4 0 0 2 0 2
Swallows Ankadaade 4 0 0 3 1 0
Sparrows Bola-noma 7 1 0 1 0 5
Tinkerbirds Apiti 8 2 2 0 3 1
Drongos Kotokosambire 4 1 1 1 1 0
Owls Patu 6 2 0 2 1 1
Nightjars Santrofie 12 0 7 0 3 2
Francolins Aboko 5 1 1 2 0 1
Sunbirds Aserewa 6 1 0 3 1 1
  1. (AN = Assin North, AS = Assin South, THLD = Twifo-Hemang Lower Denkyira, KEEA = Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abriem and
  2. CCMA = Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly)