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The Japanese word for 'ibis' is トキ toki. Used on its own, this name almost invariably refers to the celebrated and highly threatened Japanese Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon). The name トキ toki is also notable for the number of ways it can be written in Chinese characters, including: 朱鷺 ('vermilion heron', from Chinese), 桃花鳥 ('peach flower bird', probably from Chinese) , 鴇 (meaning 'bustard' in Chinese), 鵇 (believed to have been a kind of quail in Chinese), and 鴾 (a character claimed to have been created by the Japanese themselves).
The spoonbills are known as ヘラサギ hera-sagi 'spatula herons', written 篦鷺.
中国鸟类种和亚种分类名录大全（修订版） 郑作新 著 科学出版社 北京 2000年
A Complete Checklist of Species and Subspecies of the Chinese Birds (Revised Edition) by Cheng Tso-Hsin, Science Press, Beijing 2000
中国鸟类分类与分布名录 主编：郑光美 科学出版社 北京 2005年
A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of China Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2005
中国鸟类野外手册（中文版）约翰・马敬能、卡伦・菲利普斯，合作者：荷芬奇，翻译：卢和芬 湖南教育出版社 长沙 2000年
A Field Guide to the Birds of China (Chinese translation) by John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps, in collaboration with He Fen-qi, translated by Lu Hefen, Hunan Jiaoyu Chubanshe (Hunan Educational Press) Changsha 2000
世界鸟类分类与分布名录 主编：郑光美 科学出版社 北京 2002年
A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of the World Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2002
世界鸟类名称（拉丁文、汉文、英文对照）第二版 郑作新等 科学出版社 北京 2002年
Birds of the World (Latin, Chinese and English Names) 2nd ed. by Cheng Tso-Hsin et al, Science Press, Beijing 2002