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Table 3 Examples of Cuicatec nomenclature and classification of birds, based on fieldwork in San Lorenzo Pápalo and reports from [49] in Santa María Pápalo, Oaxaca

From: Cuicatec ethnozoology: traditional knowledge, use, and management of fauna by people of San Lorenzo Pápalo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Common nameScientific nameClassificatory termSpecific term
BirdsAll birdsy’ada 
 Blue bird y’adacue
 SwallowHirundo rusticay’aday’inda
 QuailColinus virginianusy’adayeco
SadíaCyanocorax sp.y’adachi cuili
 Calandra larkIcterus sp.y’adatil cuó
 TrogonTrogon sp.y’adachava’a
Group Cu’
 HeronBubulcus ibiscu’anda
 DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida macroura
cu’chun
ZanateQuiscalus mexicanuscu’‘iya
UrracaCorvus coraxcu’cubé
Group Rita
 RoadrunnerGeococcyx veloxritad’a ndi
 WoodpeckerMelanerpes hypopoleusrita´quian
 WoodpeckerMelanerpes fromicivorousritatin guoo
Group i’
 TurkeyMeleagris gallopavoi’ yunya
ChachalacaOrtalis vetulai’ngacha
 HawkAccipiter spp.i’ ya 
 MacawAra militarisi’va 
 OwlsTyto albai’mi 
Group s’i
ZopiloteCoragyps atratuss’icu
Zopilote cabeza doradaCathartes auras’icu cuá
QuebrantahuesosPolyborus plancuss’icu nanda