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Sulidae
鲣鸟科
jiān-niǎo kē

鰹鳥科
jiān-niǎo kē

カツオドリ科
katsuo-dori ka

얼가니새과
eolgani-sae-gwa

Họ Chim điên

Сүлшувууныхан
sül-shuvuunikhaŋ

(Mongolian family name based the Inner Mongolian name for the boobies)
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Information is from dictionaries and other sources. Pinyin reflects Mandarin pronunciation; for some dialect names, it is no more than a polite fiction. Korean glosses are tentative. Comments and corrections welcome. Hover over Green Lettering Green lettering at this site hides a tool tip with glosses, further explanations, etc. Hover cursor to reveal. to see additional information.

The boobies and gannets are known as 鲣鸟 jiān-niǎo 'bonito birds' in Chinese, based on their habit of flocking above shoals of skipjack tuna (often called bonito). The name was borrowed from Japanese via its written form, i.e., reading the characters of the Japanese name with Chinese readings.

Species names

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Sula sula
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Red-footed booby 红脚鲣鸟
(紅腳鰹鳥)
hóng-jiǎo jiān-niǎo
'red-legged skipjacktuna-bird'
(红脚鲣鸟)
紅腳鰹鳥
hóng-jiǎo jiān-niǎo
'red-legged skipjacktuna-bird'
  アカアシカツオドリ
(赤足鰹鳥)
aka-ashi katsuo-dori
'red-legged skipjacktuna-bird'
  Chim điên chân đỏ
'red-footed crazy-bird' (12, 13, 34)
 
Sula leucogaster
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Brown booby 褐鲣鸟
(褐鰹鳥)
hè jiān-niǎo
'brown skipjacktuna-bird'
(白腹鲣鸟)
白腹鰹鳥
bái-fù jiān-niǎo
'white-bellied skipjacktuna-bird'
棕色鲣鸟
(棕色鰹鳥)
zōng-sè jiān-niǎo
'reddishbrown skipjacktuna-bird' (FS)
カツオドリ
(鰹鳥)
katsuo-dori
'skipjacktuna-bird'
갈색얼가니새
gal-saeg-eolgani-sae
'brown-coloured fool bird'
Chim điên bụng trắng
'white-bellied crazy-bird' (12, 13, 34)
Inner M:
Хүрэвтэр сүл шувуу
ᠬᠦᠷᠡᠪᠲᠣᠷ ᠰᠦᠯᠡ ᠰᠢᠪᠠᠭᠣ
khurevter sül shuvuu
'lightbrown sül bird' (31)

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