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Turnicidae
Гурван Шивнүүрийнхэн
gurvaŋ shivnüüriŋkheŋ

三趾鹑科
sān-zhǐ-chún kē

三趾鶉科
sān-zhǐ-chún kē

ミフウズラ科
mifu-uzura ka

세가락메추라기과
se-garang-me-churagi-gwa

Karatavukgiller

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Until recently the buttonquails (the bustard quails or hemipodes) have not been listed as occurring in Mongolia. The 2007 "binomial-style" official list of names bestows the name Гурван шивүүрт gurvaŋ shivüürt 'three-spined' on the locally occurring species, where 'spine' presumably refers to the bird's toes.

However, the family name in the same volume is given as Гурван шивнүүрийнхэн gurvaŋ shivnüüriŋkheŋ 'the three claw-boned' referring to the metacarpal or metatarsal bones of an animal. This suggests that the name should actually be Гурван шивнүүрт gurvaŋ shivnüürt 'three-clawed'. Other lists (such as (15)) also use Гурван шивнүүрт gurvaŋ shivnüürt. Although this is a strange choice of terminology to indicate 'three-toed' -- other three-toed birds are named either Гурванхуруут gurvaŋ huruut or Гурван хумст gurvaŋ khumst, both meaning 'three-toed' -- we will adopt the шивнүүрт shivnüürt version as correct.

Inner Mongolian names for the buttonquails are confusing in a different way. One name, Усан бүднэ usaŋ büden 'water quail', is based on the Chinese 水鹌鹑 shuǐ ānchun 'water quail'. The other name uses a name more usually associated with the swallows (Hirundididae), хараацай kharaatsai.

Species names

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Yellow-legged Buttonquail
Yellow-legged Button-quail
Yellow-legged Bustard Quail
Burmese button quail

Пятнистая трёхперстка
Гурван шивнүүрт
ᠭᠣᠷᠪᠠᠨ ᠰᠢᠪᠡᠨᠣᠷᠲᠣ
gurvaŋ shivnüürt
'three-clawed'
Хөл шар хараацай
ᠬᠦᠯ ᠰᠢᠷ᠎ᠠ ᠬᠠᠷᠢᠶᠠᠴᠠᠢ
khöl shar kharaatsai
'yellow-leg swallow' (31, 32)
Гурван шивүүрт
ᠭᠣᠷᠪᠠᠨ ᠰᠢᠪᠡᠭᠦᠷᠲᠣ
gurvaŋ shivüürt
'three-spined' (very likely an error)
IM also:
Усан бүднэ
ᠣᠰᠣᠨ ᠪᠦᠳᠦᠨ᠎ᠠ
usaŋ büden
'water quail' (alt in 31)
黄脚三趾鹑
(黃腳三趾鶉 )
huáng-jiǎo sān-zhǐ-chún
'yellow-legged three-toed quail'
Taiwan:
(黄脚三趾鹑)
黃腳三趾鶉
huáng-jiǎo sān-zhǐ-chún
'yellow-legged three-toed quail'
チョウセンミフウズラ
(朝鮮三斑鶉)
chōsen mi-fu uzura
'Korean three-striped quail'
세가락메추라기
se-garang-me-churagi
'three-toed mountain-quail'
   

A Dictionary of Vertebrate Animals of Mongolia (Монгол орны сээртэн амьтдын нэрсийн толь) by GOMBOBAATAR Sundev Bodonguud, Mongolian Ornithological Society Zoological Society of London, Ulaanbaatar 2009

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