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List of Bird Species of Mongolia

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The country icon for Birds of Mongolia at Sibagu is shuvuu, which combines two orthographic forms of the Mongolian word for 'bird', shuvuu. One is the traditional orthographic form sibagu, made up of the letters ᠰ᠊, ᠊ᠢ᠊, ᠊ᠪ᠊, ᠊ᠠ᠊, ᠊ᠭ᠋᠊, ᠊ᠣ (s-i-b-a-g-u), which is literally read out as sibagu when teaching the script but pronounced as shuvuu in ordinary speech and reading. The Traditional alphabet has its ultimate roots in the Phoenician alphabet, which was transmitted to the Mongols via the Aramaic, Sogdian, and Old Uighur alphabets. The other orthographic form is the Cyrillic spelling, шувуу, which directly represents the modern pronounciation shuvuu. The Cyrillic spelling was imposed by the Soviet Union in the 20th century and is the normal orthography in Mongolia. The traditional alphabet is still used in Inner Mongolia and has been partially revived in Mongolia itself. The reading pronunciation of the traditional spelling gives its name to this site and a heavily modified calligraphic form is used as the site icon.


(List is based on Howard and Moore 2003)

NON-PASSERINES
  Families Subfamilies Description in English  
hm4 Phasianidae subfamilyPhasianinae Turkeys, grouse, pheasants, partridges  
hm4 Anatidae subfamilyDendrocygninae
subfamilyAnserinae
subfamilyAnatinae
Ducks, geese, swans  
hm4 Gaviidae   Grebes  
hm4 Podicipedidae   Divers/Loons  
  Phoenicopteridae   Flamingos  
  Ciconiidae   Storks  
  Threskiornithidae subfamilyPlataleinae Ibises and Spoonbills  
hm4 Ardeidae   Herons, bitterns, and egrets  
  Pelecanidae   Pelicans  
  Phalacrocoracidae   Cormorants  
  Falconidae subfamilyFalconinae Falcons  
  Accipitridae subfamilyPandioninae
subfamilyAccipitrinae
Osprey, kites, hawks, and eagles  
  Otidae   Bustards  
  Rallidae   Rails, waterhens, coots  
  Gruidae   Cranes  
hm4 Turnicidae   Buttonquails  
  Burhinidae
  Stone curlews/Thick-knees  
  Recurvirostridae
  Stilts, avocets  
  Charadriidae subfamilyVanellinae
subfamilyPluvialinae
subfamilyCharadriinae
Plovers  
  Rostratulidae   Painted-snipe  
hm4 Scolopacidae subfamilyNumeniinae
subfamilyLimosinae
subfamilyCalidrinae
subfamilyScolopacinae
subfamilyTringinae
Sandpipers, snipe  
  Glareolidae subfamilyGlareolinae Pratincoles  
  Laridae subfamilyLarinae
subfamilySterninae
Gulls, terns  
  Stercorariidae   Skuas/Jaegars  
  Pteroclididae   Sandgrouse  
  Columbidae subfamilyColumbinae
Doves, pigeons  
  Cuculidae subfamilyCuculinae Cuckoos  
  Strigidae subfamilyStriginae
subfamilySurniinae
subfamilyAsioninae
Owls  
  Caprimulgidae subfamilyCaprimulginae Nightjars  
  Apodidae subfamilyApodinae Swifts  
  Coraciidae   Rollers  
  Alcedinidae subfamilyHalcyoninae
subfamilyAlcedininae
Kingfishers  
  Meropidae   Bee-eaters  
  Upupidae   Hoopoes  
  Picidae subfamilyJynginae
subfamilyPicinae
Woodpeckers  
PASSERINES
  Families Subfamilies Description in English  
  Laniidae   Shrikes  
  Oriolidae   Orioles and figbirds  
  Dicruridae   Drongos  
  Corvidae   Crows, jays  
  Bombycillidae subfamilyBombycillinae Waxwings  
  Paridae   Tits, chickadees  
  Remizidae   Penduline tits  
  Hirundinidae subfamilyHirundininae Swallows, martins  
  Aegithalidae   Long-tailed tits  
  Alaudidae   Larks  
  Cisticolidae   Cisticolas and allies  
  Pycnonotidae   Bulbuls  
  Sylviidae subfamilyMegalurinae
subfamilyAcrocephalinae
subfamilyPhylloscopinae
subfamilySylviinae
Old World warblers  
  Timaliidae (Paradoxornithidae)   Parrotbills  
  Regulidae   Kinglets  
  Troglodytidae   Wrens  
  Sittidae subfamilySittinae
subfamilyTichodromadinae
Nuthatches and wallcreeper  
  Certhiidae subfamilyCerthiinae Treecreepers  
  Sturnidae subfamilySturninae Starlings  
  Turdidae   Thrushes  
  Muscicapidae subfamilySaxicolinae
subfamilyMuscicapinae
Chats and Old World flycatchers  
  Cinclidae   Dippers  
  Passeridae   Sparrows, snowfinches, and allies  
  Prunellidae   Accentors  
  Motacillidae   Wagtails, pipits  
  Fringillidae subfamilyFringillinae
subfamilyCarduelinae
Finches  
  Emberizidae subfamilyEmberizinae
Buntings, American sparrows, and allies  

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