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The country icon for Birds of Mongolia at Sibagu is shuvuu, which combines two orthographic forms of the Mongolian word for 'bird', shuvuu. One is the traditional orthographic form sibagu, made up of the letters ᠰ᠊, ᠊ᠢ᠊, ᠊ᠪ᠊, ᠊ᠠ᠊, ᠊ᠭ᠋᠊, ᠊ᠣ (s-i-b-a-g-u), which is literally read out as sibagu when teaching the script but pronounced as shuvuu in ordinary speech and reading. The Traditional alphabet has its ultimate roots in the Phoenician alphabet, which was transmitted to the Mongols via the Aramaic, Sogdian, and Old Uighur alphabets. The other orthographic form is the Cyrillic spelling, шувуу, which directly represents the modern pronounciation shuvuu. The Cyrillic spelling was imposed by the Soviet Union in the 20th century and is the normal orthography in Mongolia. The traditional alphabet is still used in Inner Mongolia and has been partially revived in Mongolia itself. The reading pronunciation of the traditional spelling gives its name to this site and a heavily modified calligraphic form is used as the site icon.


(List is based on Howard and Moore 2003hm4)

NON-PASSERINES
hm4 Families Subfamilies Description in English  
  ANSERIFORMES  
hm4 Anatidae subfamilyDendrocygninae
subfamilyAnserinae
subfamilyAnatinae
subfamilyGenera Incertae Sedis
Ducks, geese, swans  
  GALLIFORMES
hm4 Phasianidae subfamilyPhasianinae Partridges, pheasants, grouse  
  PHOENICOPTERIFORMES  
hm4 Phoenicopteridae   Flamingos  
hm4 Podicipedidae   Divers/Loons  
  COLUMBIFORMES  
hm4 Columbidae subfamilyColumbinae
Pigeons  
  PTEROCLIFORMES  
hm4 Pteroclidae   Sandgrouse  
  CAPRIMULGIFORMES  
hm4 Caprimulgidae subfamilyCaprimulginae Nightjars  
hm4 Apodidae subfamilyApodinae Swifts  
  CUCULIFORMES  
hm4 Cuculidae subfamilyCuculinae Cuckoos  
  GRUIFORMES  
hm4 Rallidae subfamilyRallinae Rails and coots  
hm4 Gruidae subfamilyGruinae Cranes  
  OTIDIFORMES  
hm4 Otididae   Bustards  
  GAVIIFORMES  
hm4 Gaviidae   Grebes  
  PELECANIFORMES  
hm4 Ciconiidae   Storks  
hm4 Pelecanidae   Pelicans  
hm4 Ardeidae   Herons, bitterns, and egrets  
hm4 Threskiornithidae subfamilyPlataleinae Ibises and Spoonbills  
hm4 Phalacrocoracidae   Cormorants  
  CHARADRIIFORMES  
hm4 Burhinidae
  Stone curlews/Thick-knees  
hm4 Recurvirostridae subfamilyRecurvirostrinae
subfamilyHimantopodinae
Stilts, avocets  
hm4 Charadriidae subfamilyPluvialinae
subfamilyCharadriinae
subfamilyVanellinae
Plovers  
hm4 Rostratulidae   Painted-snipe  
hm4 Scolopacidae subfamilyNumeniinae
subfamilyLimosinae
subfamilyCalidrinae
subfamilyScolopacinae
subfamilyTringinae
Sandpipers, snipe  
hm4 Turnicidae   Buttonquails  
hm4 Glareolidae subfamilyGlareolinae Pratincoles  
hm4 Stercorariidae   Skuas/Jaegars  
hm4 Laridae subfamilyLarinae
subfamilySterninae
Gulls, terns  
  ACCIPITRIFORMES  
hm4 Pandionidae   Osprey  
hm4 Accipitridae subfamilyGypaetinae
subfamilyAccipitrinae
Kites, hawks, and eagles  
  STRIGIFORMES  
hm4 Strigidae subfamilySurniinae
subfamilyStriginae
Owls  
  BUCEROTIFORMES  
hm4 Upupidae   Hoopoes  
  PICIFORMES  
hm4 Picidae subfamilyJynginae
subfamilyPicinae
Woodpeckers  
  CORACIIFORMES  
hm4 Meropidae   Bee-eaters  
hm4 Coraciidae   Rollers  
hm4 Alcedinidae subfamilyAlcedininae
subfamilyHalcyoninae
Kingfishers  
  FALCONIFORMES  
hm4 Falconidae subfamilyFalconinae Falcons  
PASSERINES
hm4 Families Subfamilies Description in English  
hm4 Oriolidae   Orioles and figbirds  
hm4 Dicruridae   Drongos  
hm4 Laniidae   Shrikes  
hm4 Corvidae   Crows and Jays  
hm4 Prunellidae   Accentors  
hm4 Paridae   Tits, chickadees  
hm4 Remizidae   Penduline tits  
hm4 Passeridae   Sparrows, snowfinches, and allies  
hm3 Motacillidae   Wagtails and Pipits  
hm4 Fringillidae subfamilyFringillinae
subfamilyCarduelinae
Finches  
hm4 Plectrophenacidae
Longspurs  
hm4 Emberizidae   Old World buntings  
hm4 Alaudidae   Larks  
hm4 Panuridae   Bearded Reedling  
hm4 Locustellidae   Bush Warblers  
hm4 Acrocephalidae   Brush, Reed and Swamp Warblers  
hm4 Hirundinidae subfamilyHirundininae Swallows  
hm4 Pycnonotidae   Bulbuls  
hm4 Phylloscopidae   Old World Leaf Warblers  
hm4 Aegithalidae   Long-tailed tits  
hm4 Sylviidae   Sylvia warblers, parrotbills and allies  
hm4 Regulidae   Kinglets  
hm4 Bombycillidae   Waxwings  
hm4 Certhiidae   Treecreepers  
hm4 Sittidae subfamilySittinae
subfamilyTichodrominae
Nuthatches, spotted creeper and wallcreeper  
hm4 Troglodytidae   Wrens  
hm4 Sturnidae subfamilySturninae Starlings  
hm4 Cinclidae   Dippers  
hm4 Muscicapidae subfamilyMuscicapinae
subfamilySubfamily name to follow
subfamilySaxicolinae
Chats and Old World flycatchers  
hm4 Turdidae subfamilyTurdinae Thrushes