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Jacanidae
雉鸻科
zhì-héng kē

水雉科
shǔi-zhì kē

レンカク科
ren-kaku ka

물꿩과
mul-kkwong-gwa

Họ Gà lôi nước

Тонгоргургуулдайнхан
toŋgor-gurguuldaiŋkhaŋ

(Mongolian family name based the (Inner) Mongolian name for the jacanas)
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Jacanas are ornithologically known as 水雉 shuǐ-zhì 'water pheasant'. Unmodified, the name applies to Hydophasianus chirurgus. Alternative names for the bird are 莲角 lián-jiǎo 'lotus horn', from its habit of walking on lotus leaves, and 唙咕 dìgū 'whisper' (reason unknown).

Species names

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Hydrophasianus
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Hydrophasianus chirurgus
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Pheasant-tailed jacana 水雉
(水雉)
shuǐ-zhì
'water pheasant'
(水雉)
水雉
shuǐ-zhì
'water pheasant'
唙咕
(唙咕)
dìgū
'whisper'
莲角
(蓮角)
lián-jiǎo
'lotus horn'
レンカク
(蓮角)
renkaku
'lotus horn'
물꿩
mul-kkwong
'water pheasant'
Gà lôi nước
'water thunder-fowl/chicken (=gallopheasant)' (12, 13, 34)
Inner M:
Усан гургуулдай
ᠣᠰᠣᠨ ᠭᠣᠷᠭᠣᠣᠯᠳᠠᠢ
usaŋ gurguuldai
'water pheasant' (variant form) (31)
Other:
Усан гургуул
ᠣᠰᠣᠨ ᠭᠣᠷᠭᠣᠣᠯ
usaŋ gurguul
'water pheasant' (variant form) (Inner Mongolia)
Metopidius
Latin
English
Chinese
Chinese (Taiwan)
Other Ch
Japanese
Korean
Vietnamese
Mongolian
Metopidius indicus
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Bronze-winged jacana 铜翅水雉
(銅翅水雉)
tóng-chì shuǐ-zhì
'copper-winged water pheasant'
    アジアレンカク
(アジア蓮角)
ajia renkaku
'Asian lotus horn'
  Gà lôi nước Ấn Độ
'Indian water thunder-fowl/chicken=(gallopheasant)' (12, 34)
 

The ornithological family name is Тонгор гуургуулдайн язгуур toŋgol gurguuldain yazguur, where тонгор toŋgor is possibily related to the word тонгорох toŋgorokh meaning 'do a somersault', and гургуулдай gurguuldai is related to гургуул gurguul 'pheasant'.

Danh Lục Chim Việt Nam (In lần thứ hai) (Checklist of the Birds of Vietnam) Võ Quý, Nguyễn Cử, Nhà Xuất Bản Nông Nghiệp, Hà Nội 1999

Chim Việt Nam Nguyễn Cử, Lê Trọng Trải, Karen Phillipps; Nhà Xuất Bản Lao Động - Xã Hội, 2000

汉蒙名词术语分类词典(自然科学部分) Mongolian (Cyrillic): Хятад Монгол нэр томъёоны зүйл хуваасан толь (байгалийн шинжлэх ухааны бүлэг) (Chinese-Mongolian classified terminological dictionary, natural sciences part) by 《汉蒙名词术语分类词典》编纂委员会 Mongolian (Cyrillic): "Хятад Монгол нэр томъёоны зүйл хуваасан толь" найруулах комисс (Chinese-Mongolian classified terminological dictionary editorial committee), Inner Mongolian People's Press, Hohhot 1990

Chim Việt Nam Nguyễn Cử, Lê Trọng Trải, Karen Phillipps; Nhà Xuất Bản Lao Động - Xã Hội, 2000

Danh Lục Các Loài Chim ở Việt Nam (Latinh, Việt, Pháp, Hán) Trần Văn Chánh 2008-2009