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Phoenicopteridae
红鹳科
hóng-guàn kē

紅鸛科
hóng-guàn kē

フラミンゴ科
furamingo ka

홍학과
hong-hak-gwa

Họ Hồng hạc

Налынхан
naliŋkhaŋ

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In Chinese, the flamingo is generally known as the 火烈鸟 huǒ-liè-niǎo 'fire-intense bird'. However, in Ornithological Chinese they are given the name 红鹳 hóng-guàn 'red stork', suggesting that they are a type of ciconiid. Other names for them include 红鹤 hóng-hè 'red crane' and 火鹤 huǒ-hè 'fire crane'.

Species names

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Phoenicopterus roseus
Phoenicopterus ruber
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Greater flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber:
大红鹳
(大紅鸛)
dà hóng-guàn
'large red stork'
  火烈鸟
(火烈鳥)
huǒ-liè-niǎo
'fire intense bird'
大火烈鸟
(大火烈鳥)
dà huǒ-liè-niǎo
'large fire intense bird'
红鹤
(紅鶴)
hóng-hè
'red crane'
火鹤
(火鶴)
huǒ-hè
'fire crane'
オオフラミンゴ
(大フラミンゴ)
ō furamingo
'large flamingo' (Wikipedia)
    Ягаан нал
ᠶᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠨᠠᠯ
yagaaŋ nal
'pink ruby'