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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 name Scientific name Classificatory term Specific term
Birds All birds y’ada  
 Blue bird   y’ada cue
 Swallow Hirundo rustica y’ada y’inda
 Quail Colinus virginianus y’ada yeco
Sadía Cyanocorax sp. y’ada chi cuili
 Calandra lark Icterus sp. y’ada til cuó
 Trogon Trogon sp. y’ada chava’a
Group Cu’
 Heron Bubulcus ibis cu’ anda
 Dove Zenaida asiatica
Zenaida macroura
cu’ chun
Zanate Quiscalus mexicanus cu’ ‘iya
Urraca Corvus corax cu’ cubé
Group Rita
 Roadrunner Geococcyx velox rita d’a ndi
 Woodpecker Melanerpes hypopoleus rita ´quian
 Woodpecker Melanerpes fromicivorous rita tin guoo
Group i’
 Turkey Meleagris gallopavo i’ yun ya
Chachalaca Ortalis vetula i’nga cha
 Hawk Accipiter spp. i’ ya  
 Macaw Ara militaris i’va  
 Owls Tyto alba i’mi  
Group s’i
Zopilote Coragyps atratus s’i cu
Zopilote cabeza dorada Cathartes aura s’i cu cuá
Quebrantahuesos Polyborus plancus s’i cu nanda