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Table 2 Bird habitats as reported by indigenous respondents in the study area in percentages

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

Species group Local name Frequency Around home (%) Forest interior (%) Forest edge (%) Primary forest (%) Roadside (%) Cultivation (%) Around water (%) Wooded savannah (%)
Weavers Akyem 7 100 71 100 100 100 100 100 100
Kites/falcons Akroma 19 100 79 100 100 100 100 100 100
Crows Adene 12 100 50 100 100 100 100 100 100
Parrots Akoo 7 - 86 29 - - - - 29
Turacos Brobe 7 29 71 86 100 43 71 43 86
Egrets/herons Nsu-noma 34 9 6 9 6 6 12 100 29
Vultures Pete 7 100 57 100 100 100 100 100 100
Egrets Belebele 7 100 43 86 86 100 100 100 100
Bee-eaters Bronya-noma 5 100 40 100 100 100 100 100 100
Doves Abuburo 27 100 74 96 100 100 96 93 96
Hornbills Akyenkyena 10 100 100 100 100 100 100 90 100
Manikins Antorowie 4 75 25 100 100 100 100 100 100
Swallows Ankadaade 4 100 - 100 75 100 100 100 100
Sparrows Bola-noma 7 100 14 86 100 100 100 100 100
Tinkerbirds Apiti 8 88 50 88 100 100 100 100 100
Drongos Kotokosambire 4 25 100 100 100 75 100 100 100
Owls Patu 6 - 100 67 50 - - - 33
Nightjars Santrofie 12 83 8 50 58 100 83 58 83
Francolins Aboko 5 20 60 100 100 100 80 40 80
Sunbirds Aserewa 8 88 50 100 100 100 100 63 100