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ARIAS TOLEDO, Bárbara  and  TRILLO, Cecilia. La caza y el trampeo de aves en la vida de los pobladores de Mar Chiquita, Córdoba, Argentina. Hornero [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.1, pp.95-103. ISSN 0073-3407.

We recorded the use (current or past) of 28 bird species through semistructured surveys to 40 families from the area of influence of Mar Chiquita, Córdoba, Argentina. The main use of birds is consumption, but not the only one, since we recorded the existence of species that are trapped for using them as pets, chosen for the beauty of their song or for the attractiveness of their colours. Some birds are used as guardians to warn of the presence of strangers in the home. An interesting aspect is the magical component of the perception of the birds, existing two medicinal species that include magical-symbolic aspects in their use, and other three that are consider as a bad omen. There were statistically significant differences between animal groups hunted for consumption, mammals being the most represented, followed by birds. Our results indicate that birds form an important part of the life of the inhabitants of Mar Chiquita, both in material and symbolic aspects.

Keywords : Ethnobiology; Ethno-ornithology; Mar Chiquita; Rural populations.

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