Tuesday, January 22, 2013

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). “They eat anything ..."

Dear Bob and Robert

Ok, thank you very much.

Please find here a new paper about some item of ethnoornithology for "SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (ELANOIDES FORFICATUS) STUDY IN COLOMBIA" Pg 6 -15
Though, we generally did not uncover any myths or cultural signifi cance surrounding the species, for some human populations, such as the Arhuacos - an indigenous people inhabiting the middle basin of  Palomino River in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - the species is considered a threat because it feeds on young domestic poultry (FK Florez in lit. 2011). In the rural municipality of  

San José del Palmar, this kite, likr the Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus) is considered a pest species in palm tree plantations. Additionally, we learned that some years ago, a local family group of  indigenous origin hunted the species, and they were able to kill three or four individuals for consumption.

Cordial greeting

Santiago Zuluaga Castañeda, BSc.
Universidad de Caldas - Colombia.

Raptor Rehabilitation Center San Isidro.


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