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May 05 2013

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Bird stories, Cactus Parakeet and Campo Troupial

The Sertanejos think that keeping a Campo Troupial as a pet can attract disagreeable events.


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Consuming a brew made from the meat of the Cactus Parakeet is believed bythe Sertanejos to facilitate the eruption of new teeth in children. Bird nr 3 in the plate.

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Bezerra, D. Birds and people in semiarid northeastern Brazil: symbolic and medicinal relationships. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013, 9:3


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