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2 years ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

Collared Scops Owl - A Cat Head Eagle
For a German living in China, bird names have some additional complexities. Most of the Shanghai birds I only know by their English names, as this is the language of eBird as well as the language shared with other foreign birders. For some of the more common or exciting birds, I know the Chinese names as well, such as Maotouying for owl (literally “cat head eagle”, which I think is both cute and accurate) or Xianbasedong for Fairy Pitta. Helpful when talking to Chinese birders.
Fairy Pitta: the 8-color bird
However, I know almost none of the German...
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Birds of Malaysia - Covering Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysian Borneo and Singapore

Birds of Malaysia - Covering Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysian Borneo and Singapore

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