Site History in a Nutshell:
The original cjvlang site went up in mid-July 2000 and the Bird Names subsite (featuring Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese bird names) was begun around October of that year. Pelecanidae and Accipitrinae were among the first families to be uploaded. Despite interruptions, the list was essentially complete by June 2003. This involved making hundreds of tiny images to represent Chinese characters and Vietnamese words.
In 2004 information from sources such as Howard & Moore 2003 was incorporated. Links to photos on the Internet were added.
In 2005, the small images were converted to Unicode representations.
In 2006 Mainland Southeast Asian birds were added.
Little was done in 2007/2008, mainly as I was in Mongolia without books.
A major overhaul began in late 2008, culminating in the creation of Sibagu. Sibagu Vietnam went live in April 2009, followed by Sibagu Mongolia (August 2009), Sibagu Japan (November 2009), Sibagu Taiwan (February 2010), Sibagu China (March 2011), and finally Sibagu Thailand and Sibagu West Malaysia and Singapore (August 2013). Besides splitting lists up by country, Sibagu also added new languages -- Turkish, Kazakh, Korean, Thai, Malay, and Indonesian.
(In chronogical order, starting from the bottom)
26 July 2020 (Ulaanbaatar)
- Corrected meaning of 'nangiad' at Fringillidae (Mongolia) to 'Chinese'.
2 July 2020 (Ulaanbaatar)
- Made a few corrections and additional notes at Laridae (China), Phylloscopidae (Mongolia), Emberizidae (Mongolia), and Accipitridae (Mongolia).
9 May 2020 (Ulaanbaatar)
- Noted that the Japanese name ホイビイ hoibii used for a couple of the Leiothrichidae (Taiwan, China) is based on the Taiwanese Hokkien pronunciation of 畫眉 / 画眉, also written 花眉. (Thanks to Rex for this information.)
- Сямби syambi in Mongolian now glossed as 'Xianbei' in English. The Xianbei were a Mongolian tribe that established a dynasty in north China in the first millennium. (See Scolopacidae Mongolia, China)
6 March 2019 (Ulaanbaatar)
- Fixed name at Threskiornithidae (China).
- Corrected хөхшуу (khökhshuu) to хөхшүү khökhshüü at Fringillidae (China).
5 March 2019 (Ulaanbaatar)
- Corrected өцүүхэн (ötsüükheŋ) to өчүүхэн öchüükheŋ in Mongolian bird names.
- Added update page for 2019 (this page).