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Coraciidae
ブッポウソウ科
buppōsō ka

佛法僧科
fó-fǎ-sēng kē

佛法僧科
fó-fǎ-sēng kē

파랑새과
parang-sae-gwa

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The Dollarbird is the only member of the Coraciidae found in Japan. The Japanese name of the Dollarbird is ブッポウソウ buppōsō, or 'Buddha-law-monk', written 仏法僧. This name was originally bestowed on the bird because its call was believed to sound like buppōsō, a Buddhist term referring to 'the Buddha, the law, and the monks’. It was only in 1935 that it was discovered that the call in question actually belonged to the Scops Owl Otus scops (コノハズク ko-no-ha zuku) -- for details of this discovery, see Wikipedia (Japanese). As a result, the Dollarbird is now sometimes said to be 姿の仏法僧 sugata no buppōsō 'Buddha, law, and monks in form' while the Scops Owl is known as 声の仏法僧 koe no buppōsō 'Buddha, law, and monks in voice'.

The name ブッポウソウ buppōsō has ornithologically been extended to all members of the Coraciidae.

Species names

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Eurystomus orientalis
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Dollarbird
Eastern broad-billed roller
Broad-billed roller

Rolle oriental
Dollarvogel
Широкорот
ブッポウソウ
(仏法僧)
buppōsō
'buddha-law-monk'
  三宝鸟
(三寶鳥)
sān-bǎo-niǎo
'three jewels bird'
(佛法僧)
佛法僧
fó-fǎ-sēng
'buddha-law-monk'
东方宽嘴转鸟
(東方寬嘴轉鳥)
dōngfāng kuān-zuǐ zhuǎn-niǎo
'eastern wide-billed rolling bird' (old scientific name) (31)
老鸹翠
(老鴰翠)
lǎo-guā cuì
'crow-kingfisher'
阔嘴鸟
(闊嘴鳥)
kuò-zuǐ-niǎo
'broad-billed bird'
海南了
hāinán liǎo
'Hainan liao' (grackle?)
파랑새
parang-sae
'blue bird'

中国鸟类种和亚种分类名录大全(修订版) 郑作新 著 科学出版社 北京 2000年
A Complete Checklist of Species and Subspecies of the Chinese Birds (Revised Edition) by Cheng Tso-Hsin, Science Press, Beijing 2000

中国鸟类分类与分布名录 主编:郑光美 科学出版社 北京 2005年
A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of China Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2005

中国鸟类野外手册(中文版)约翰・马敬能、卡伦・菲利普斯,合作者:荷芬奇,翻译:卢和芬 湖南教育出版社 长沙 2000年
A Field Guide to the Birds of China (Chinese translation) by John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps, in collaboration with He Fen-qi, translated by Lu Hefen, Hunan Jiaoyu Chubanshe (Hunan Educational Press) Changsha 2000

世界鸟类分类与分布名录 主编:郑光美 科学出版社 北京 2002年
A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of the World Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2002

世界鸟类名称(拉丁文、汉文、英文对照)第二版 郑作新等 科学出版社 北京 2002年
Birds of the World (Latin, Chinese and English Names) 2nd ed. by Cheng Tso-Hsin et al, Science Press, Beijing 2002

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