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Recurvirostridae
Ээтэнгийнхэн
eeteŋgiŋkheŋ

反嘴鹬科
fǎn-zuǐ-yù kē

長腳鷸科
cháng-jiǎo-yù kē

セイタカシギ科
sei-taka shigi ka

장다리물떼새과
jang-dari-mul-tte-sae-gwa

Kılıçgagagiller

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Mongolia has two species in the Recurvirostridae, with two different names.

The Black-winged Stilt is known as Хилэн жигүүрт khileŋ jigüürt meaning 'velvet-winged'. In the 2007 "binomial-style" official list, this is melded into a single-word generic name, Хилэнжигүүр khileŋ-jigüür 'velvet-wing'.

The Avocet is known as Ээтэн eeteŋ, which means 'bent-upwards', referring to the bird's bill.

In the Inner Mongolian naming, both are known as Хутгалжин khutgaljiŋ. The pronunciation of this name is uncertain. The word is not listed in dictionaries but could be related to the verb хутгалах khutgalakh 'to stab'. It is also used for the Ibisbill in China.

Species names

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RECURVIROSTRINAE
SCIENTIFIC & WESTERN
MONGOLIAN
EAST ASIAN
TURKIC
Recurvirostra
Latin
English/Russian
Mongolian
Inner M
Other M
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Kazakh
Turkish
Recurvirostra avosetta
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Pied avocet
Avocet

Шилоклювка
Алаг ээтэн
ᠠᠯᠠᠭ ᠡᠭᠡᠲᠡᠨ
alag eeteŋ
'motley bent-upwards'
Хутгалжин
ᠬᠢᠲᠣᠭᠠᠯᠵᠢᠨ
khutgaljiŋ
'avocet' (31, 32)
Mongolia formerly:
Ээтэн
ᠡᠭᠡᠲᠡᠨ
eeteŋ
'bent-upwards'
反嘴鹬
(反嘴鷸)
fǎn-zuǐ-yù
'recurved-billed snipe'
Taiwan:
(反嘴鸻)
反嘴鴴
fǎn-zuǐ-héng
'recurved-billed plover'
ソリハシセイタカシギ
(反嘴背高鷸 ~ 反嘴背高鴫)
sori-hashi sei-taka shigi
'recurved-billed tall snipe'
뒷부리장다리물떼새
dwit-buri-jang-dari-mul-tte-sae
'recurved-billed long-legged tide-bird (=plover)'
Бізтұмсық
biz-tumsıq
'awl-bill'
Kılıçgaga
'sword-bill'
 
HIMANTOPODINAE
SCIENTIFIC & WESTERN
MONGOLIAN
EAST ASIAN
TURKIC
Himantopus
Latin
English/Russian
Mongolian
 
Other M
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Kazakh
Turkish
Himantopus himantopus
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Black-winged stilt

Ходулочник
Эгэл хилэнжигүүр
ᠡᠭᠡᠯ ᠬᠢᠯᠢᠩ ᠵᠢᠭᠦᠷᠲᠦ
egel khileŋ-jigüür
'common velvet-wing'
Хилэн далавчит хутгалжин
ᠬᠢᠯᠢᠩ ᠳᠠᠯᠠᠪᠴᠢᠲᠣ ᠬᠢᠲᠣᠭᠠᠯᠵᠢᠨ
khileŋ dalvchit khutgaljiŋ
'velvet-winged avocet' (32)
Mongolia formerly:
Хилэн жигүүрт
ᠬᠢᠯᠢᠩ ᠵᠢᠭᠦᠷᠲᠦ
khileŋ jigüürt
'velvet-winged'
Inner M formerly:
Харлиг өндөр хутгалжин
ᠬᠠᠷᠠᠯᠢᠭ ᠦᠨᠳᠦᠷ ᠬᠢᠲᠣᠭᠠᠯᠵᠢᠨ
kharlig öndör khutgaljiŋ
'blackspotted tall avocet' (31)
黑翅长脚鹬
(黑翅長腳鷸)
hēi-chì cháng-jiǎo yù
'black-winged long-legged snipe'
Taiwan:
(高跷鸻)
高蹺鴴
gāo-qiāo-héng
'high-stilted plover'
セイタカシギ
(背高鷸 ~ 背高鴫)
sei-taka shigi
'tall snipe'
장다리물떼새
jang-dari-mul-tte-sae
'long-legged tide-bird (=plover)'
Ұзынсирақ балшықшы
uzın-sïraq balşıqşı
'long-legged fisherman' (cf scolopacids)
Uzunbacak
'long-leg'

This word is not found at all in ordinary dictionaries, so the pronunciation is just a guess. The name suggests a connection with the verb хутгалах khutgalakh 'to stab'.

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