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Cuculidae
Хөхөөнийхөн
khökhöönikhöŋ

杜鹃科
dù-juān kē

杜鵑科
dù-juān kē

ホトトギス科
hototogisu ka

뻐꾸기과
ppeokkugi-gwa

Gugukgiller

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The Mongolian name of the cuckoos is the onomatopoeic Хөхөө khökhöö or (less commonly) Хүхээ khükhee. An alternative name is Шовшуур shovshuur or Шогшуур shogshuur.

The Buryat name is Хүхы khükhi.

Хөхөө сар khökhöö sar 'cuckoo month' is the month of May.

Species names

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CUCULINAE
SCIENTIFIC & WESTERN
MONGOLIAN
EAST ASIAN
TURKIC
CUCULINI
Cuculus
Latin
English/Russian
Mongolian
Inner M
Other M
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Kazakh
Turkish
Cuculus micropterus
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Indian cuckoo
Short-winged cuckoo

Индийская кукушка
Жагар хөхөө
ᠵᠠᠭᠠᠷ ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠭᠡ
jagar khökhöö
'Indian cuckoo' (onomat.)
Шовшуур хөхөө
ᠱᠣᠪᠰᠢᠭᠣᠷ ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠭᠡ
shovshuur khökhöö
'cuckoo cuckoo' (onomat.) (31, 32)
Mongolia formerly:
Бор шарга хөхөө
ᠪᠥᠷᠣ ᠰᠢᠷᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠭᠡ
bor sharag khökhöö
'dun pale-yellow cuckoo' (onomat.)
四声杜鹃
(四聲杜鵑)
sì-shēng dù-juān
'four-voiced cuckoo'
Taiwan:
(四声杜鹃)
四聲杜鵑
sì-shēng dù-juān
'four-voiced cuckoo'
セグロカッコウ
(背黒郭公)
se-guro kakkō
'black-backed cuckoo' (onomat.)
검은등뻐꾸기
geomeun-deung-ppeokkugi
'black-backed cuckoo' (onomat.)
   
Cuculus canorus
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Common cuckoo
Eurasian cuckoo
Cuckoo

Обыкновенная кукушка
Эгэл хөхөө
egel khökhöö
'common cuckoo' (onomat.)
Хөхөө
ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠭᠡ
khökhöö
'cuckoo' (onomat.) (31, 32)
Mongolia formerly:
Хөхөө
ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠭᠡ
khökhöö
'cuckoo' (onomat.)
大杜鹃
(大杜鵑)
dà dùjuān
'large cuckoo'
Taiwan:
(大杜鹃)
大杜鵑
dà dùjuān
'large cuckoo'
カッコウ
(郭公)
kakkō
'cuckoo' (onomat., characters' meaning = 'city outer wall' + 'public')
뻐꾸기
ppeokkugi
'cuckoo' (onomat.)
Кәдімгі көкек
kädimgi kökök
'true cuckoo' (onomat.)
Guguk
'cuckoo'
Cuculus saturatus
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Himalayan cuckoo
Oriental cuckoo

Глухая кукушка
Ханамал хөхөө
ᠬᠠᠨᠣᠮᠠᠯ ᠬᠦᠬᠡ
khanmal khökhöö
'saturated cuckoo' (onomat.)
Бэсрэг хөхөө
ᠪᠡᠰᠷᠡᠭ ᠬᠦᠬᠡ
besreg khökhöö
'medium cuckoo' (onomat.) (32)
IM also:
Эрээн хөхөө
ᠡᠷᠢᠶᠠᠨ ᠬᠦᠬᠡ
ereeŋ khökhöö
'variegated cuckoo' (onomat.) (31)
中杜鹃
(中杜鵑)
zhōng dù-juān
'medium cuckoo'
Taiwan:
(中杜鹃)
中杜鵑
zhōng dù-juān
'medium cuckoo'
ツツドリ
(筒鳥)
tsutsu-dori
'tube bird' (cry resembles sound of hitting a tube or pipe) (shared with Cuculus optatus)
벙어리뻐꾸기
beongeori-ppeokkugi
'mute cuckoo' (onomat.)
Меңіреу көкек
meñirew kökök
'imbecile cuckoo' (onomat.)
 
Cuculus poliocephalus
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Lesser cuckoo
Small cuckoo

Малая кукушка
Хурган хөхөө
ᠬᠣᠷᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠬᠦᠬᠡ

khurgaŋ khökhöö
'lamb cuckoo' (onomat.)
Өцүүхэн хөхөө
ᠦᠴᠦᠬᠡᠨ ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠬᠡ
ötsüükheŋ khökhöö
'small cuckoo' (onomat.) (31, 32)
  小杜鹃
(小杜鵑)
xiǎo dù-juān
'small cuckoo'
Taiwan:
(小杜鹃)
小杜鵑
xiǎo dù-juān
'small cuckoo'
ホトトギス
(時鳥, 子規, 杜鵑, 不如帰, 郭公)
hototogisu
'hototogisu' (written 1. 'time bird, 2. shiki (from Chinese), 3. token, from Chinese, 4. funyoki = better-go-back', 5. kakko, see Cuculus canorus above).
두견이
dugyeoni
'dugyeoni' (from Chinese)
   

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

内蒙古动物志 (第三卷 鸟纲 非雀形目) Fauna Inner Mongolia (Volume 3 Aves Non-Passerines) 主编:旭日干 (Chief Editor: Xurigan), 内蒙古人大学版社 (Inner Mongolian University Press), Hohhot 2013