Vietnam Bird

– Bird in Vietnam

Storm-petrel (Chim Báo bão) Vietnam Bird

Storm-petrel (Chim Báo bão)

Order: Procellariiformes. Family: Hydrobatidae The storm-petrels are relatives of the petrels, and are the smallest of sea-birds. They feed on plank tonic crustaceans and small fish picked from the surface, typically while hovering. The flight is fluttering and sometimes bat-like. There are 21 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Vietnam. Storm petrels are the smallest of all the seabirds, […]
Pelican (Bồ nông) Vietnam Bird

Pelican (Bồ nông)

Pelicans are a group of large water birds. They are characterized by  a long beak and large throat pouch used in catching and draining water from, their prey. Pelicans frequent inland and coastal waters where they feed principally on fish. They have a very long, terminally hooked, bills characterized by the attachment of a huge gular […]
Oriolidae (Chim Vàng Anh) Vietnam Bird

Oriolidae (Chim Vàng Anh)

The Vietnamese name for the oriole in ornithological usage is Chim vàng anh, where vàng means ‘yellow’ andanh means ‘oriole’. Vàng anh is ultimately from Chinese 黃鶯 huáng yīng ‘yellow-oriole’, although it is a well assimilated form and more likely to be perceived as Vietnamese than Chinese. The Vietnamese word order Chim anh vàng also […]
Bittern, heron, and egret (Vạc, Diệc và Diệc bạch) Vietnam Bird

Bittern, heron, and egret (Vạc, Diệc và Diệc bạch)

The Vietnamese name for the larger herons is Chim diệc. The Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) is called Chim vạc, reflecting its cry, and several similar-looking smaller herons and bitterns are also called by this name. However, the most common name for the egrets, herons, and bitterns is Chim cò. This is a general term that is not used […]
Tytonidae (Cú lợn) Vietnam Bird

Tytonidae (Cú lợn)

In Vietnamese, the Tytonidae are known as Cú lợn or ‘pig owls’, where Cú is a general name for the owls, including the Strigidae. In Southern dialects the barn owls are known as Cú heo, using heo, the Southern word for ‘pig’. Alternatively, they are often simply known as Chim lợn or Chim heo, both meaning ‘pig bird’. The tytonidae is often witnessed in the bamboo hedges and […]
Passeridae (Chim Sẻ) Vietnam Bird

Passeridae (Chim Sẻ)

The Vietnamese word for ‘sparrow’ is Chim sẻ. Unmodified, this refers to Passer montanus, which is the common local sparrow. (Apart from the sparrows, the word is also used in the names of the bush chats and some buntings andfinches). P. montanus has a number of local variant names: Chim sẻ sẻ (Central dialects), Chim se sẻ (Central and Southern dialects), Chim ri (Southern dialects), and Chim […]