Bird stories, Band-tailed Manakin (Pipra fasciicauda)

The use of whole animal from Band-tailed Manakin (P. fasciicauda) to attract more business and to use forgood luck and money making. the Band-tailed Manakin is also utilized during the performance of umbanda rituals. Umbanda is the most widespread Afro-Brazilian religion in the country, and medical treatments using popular folk medicines often occur in umbanda terreiros.


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

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