Common Birds in Mandarin

Birds are admired throughout the world for their beauty and grace. This vocabulary list will help you learn the names of common birds in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has an audio file for listening and pronunciation practice.

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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle in flight

Angell Williams / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Bald Eagle
Pinyin: báitóu yīng
trad: 白頭鷹
simp: 白头鹰

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Blackbird

A blackbird silhouetted against a sunset
Theodore Scott

English: Blackbird
Pinyin: wū dōng
trad: 烏鶇
simp: 乌鸫

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Canary

Golden canary standing on a red wooden pole
Dave Lewis / Getty Images

English: Canary
Pinyin: jīnsīquè
trad: 金絲雀
simp: 金丝雀

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Crane

Red crowned crane in flight

Auscape / Getty Images

English: Crane
Pinyin:
trad: 鶴
simp: 鹤

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Crow

Crows standing on a snowy branch

Jérémie LeBlond-Fontaine / Getty Images

English: Crow
Pinyin: wūyā
trad: 烏鴉
simp: 乌鸦

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Dove

People releasing white doves into the air

Andreas Kermann / Getty Images

English: Dove
Pinyin:
trad: 鴿
simp: 鸽

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Duck

Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck.

milo bostock / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Duck
Pinyin: yāzi
trad: 鴨子
simp: 鸭子

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Falcon

Peregrine Falcon in flight

Anita Ritenour / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Falcon
Pinyin: yīng
trad: 鷹
simp: 鹰

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Flamingo

Flock of flamingoes standing in water

Pedro Szekely / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Flamingo
Pinyin: huǒlièniǎo
trad: 火烈鳥
simp: 火烈鸟

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Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird standing on a branch
Rufous Hummingbird. Eric Ellingson

English: Hummingbird
Pinyin: fēng niǎo
trad: 蜂鳥
simp: 蜂鸟

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Kingfisher

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher standing on a branch
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.

Jason Thompson / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Kingfisher
Pinyin: fěi
trad: 翡
simp: 翡

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Magpie

Black Billed Magpie standing in a field

Kurt Bauschardt / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

English: Magpie
Pinyin: què
trad: 鵲
simp: 鹊

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Ostrich

Ostrich in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana

Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

English: Ostrich
Pinyin: tuóniǎo
trad: 鴕鳥
simp: 鸵鸟

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Owl

Barn Owl in flight
Barn Owl. Simon Lewis

English: Owl
Pinyin: māotóuyīng
trad: 貓頭鷹
simp: 猫头鹰

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Parrot

Blue-fronted Amazon parrot standing on a log
Blue-fronted Amazon parrot.

Raj Kamal / Getty Images

English: Parrot
Pinyin: yīngwǔ
trad: 鸚鵡
simp: 鹦鹉

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Peacock

Closeup of peacock with tail feathers on display

Arneliese / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

English: Peacock
Pinyin: kǒngquè
trad: 孔雀
simp: 孔雀

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Pelican

Brown Pelican
Ralph Daily

English: Pelican
Pinyin: tí hú niǎo
trad: 鵜鶘鳥
simp: 鹈鹕鸟

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Penguin

Macaroni Penguins on a rocky beach
Macaroni Penguins.

Liam Quinn / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

English: Penguin
Pinyin: qǐé
trad: 企鵝
simp: 企鹅

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Pigeon

Two pigeons standing on a concrete wall
Dethan Punalur / Getty Images

English: Pigeon
Pinyin: gēzǐ
trad: 鴿子
simp: 鸽子

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Raven

Raven standing on a rock
d Reschke / Getty Images

English: Raven
Pinyin: wūyā
trad: 烏鴉
simp: 乌鸦

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Robin

American Robin standing in the snow

Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Robin
Pinyin: zhīgèngniǎo
trad: 知更鳥
simp: 知更鸟

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Seagull

Seagull in flight

Sven Schol / Getty Images

English: Seagull
Pinyin: hǎi ōu
trad: 海鷗
simp: 海鸥

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Stork

Wood Stork standing amongst some vines
Wood Stork.

Bernie DUPONT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

English: Stork
Pinyin: guàn
trad: 鸛
simp: 鹳

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Swallow

Barn Swallow in flight
Barn Swallow.

Derek Keats / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Swallow
Pinyin: yànzi
trad: 燕子
simp: 燕子

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Swan

Mute Swan in a body of water
Mute Swan.

Caroline Granycome / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

English: Swan
Pinyin: é
trad: 鵝
simp: 鹅

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Turkey

Wild Turkey standing on a grassy lawn

Tom / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Turkey
Pinyin: huǒ jī
trad: 火雞
simp: 火鸡

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Vulture

Vultures feeding on a carcass

Benjamin Hollis / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Vulture
Pinyin: tūyīng
trad: 禿鷹
simp: 秃鹰

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Woodpecker

Woodpecker standing on a wooden surface

Alan Levine / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

English: Woodpecker
Pinyin: zhuómùniǎo
trad: 啄木鳥
simp: 啄木鸟