The name Owl in Chinese / Japanese...

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 fukurou / sake
Owl Scroll

梟 is the generic title for an owl in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Often this refers to the Ural owl (Strix uralensis)

In some contexts, it can also mean valiant or refer to a trafficker.

Scops Owl / Black Kite

 tonbi / tobi
Scops Owl / Black Kite Scroll

In Chinese, 鴟 is the Scops Owl. In Japanese, this is the black kite (Milvus migrans).

Colloquially in Japanese, this can refer to a construction worker who walks on or erects scaffolding. It can also be a firefighter up high on a ladder or building.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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 fukurou; fukuro; sake; fukurou / fukuro; fukuro; sake; fukuro
    ふくろう; ふくろ; さけ; フクロウ

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owl; valiant; trafficker
(kana only) owl (esp. the Ural owl, Strix uralensis)

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More info & calligraphy:

Scops Owl / Black Kite
scops owl
(1) (kana only) black kite (Milvus migrans); (2) (abbreviation) Inverness cape; (1) (kana only) black kite (Milvus migrans); (2) (abbreviation) construction worker; scaffold erector; firefighter

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type of owl

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owl (order Strigiformes)

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ulūka, an owl.

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 bou / bo
(interjection) (1) oh; ho; exclamation of surprise, admiration, etc.; (expression) (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) hoo (owl call); toot (sound of a flute); (personal name) Bow


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xiū liú
    xiu1 liu2
hsiu liu
a type of owl



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cāng xiāo
    cang1 xiao1
ts`ang hsiao
    tsang hsiao
(bird species of China) barn owl (Tyto alba)



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yōu lóu
    you1 lou2
yu lou
(優樓迦) Ulūka, the owl; a ṛṣi '800 years' before Śākyamuni, reputed as founder of the Vaiśeṣika philosophy. Also 優婁佉; 憂流迦; 嘔盧伽; 漚樓; 嗢露迦.


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bā jiāo
    ba1 jiao1
pa chiao
The eight kinds of pride, or arrogance, resulting in domineering: because of strength; of clan, or name; of wealth; of independence, or position; of years, or age; of cleverness, or wisdom; of good or charitable deeds; of good looks. Of these, eight birds are named as types: 鴟梟 two kinds of owl, eagle, vulture, crow, magpie, pigeon, wagtail.



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yè xiāo
    ye4 xiao1
yeh hsiao


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 shimafukurou; shimafukurou / shimafukuro; shimafukuro
    しまふくろう; シマフクロウ
(kana only) Blakiston's fish owl (Bubo blakistoni)


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(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) horned owl


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(kana only) horned owl; (personal name) Tsuku



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lì xiāo
    li4 xiao1
li hsiao
(bird species of China) oriental bay owl (Phodilus badius)


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 fukurouza / fukuroza
(astron) Noctua (no longer recognized constellation); the Owl


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 morifukurou; morifukurou / morifukuro; morifukuro
    もりふくろう; モリフクロウ
(kana only) tawny owl (Strix aluco); brown owl



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měng xiāo
    meng3 xiao1
meng hsiao
(bird species of China) northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula)


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 shirofukurou; shirofukurou / shirofukuro; shirofukuro
    しろふくろう; シロフクロウ
(kana only) snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus)



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cǎo xiāo
    cao3 xiao1
ts`ao hsiao
    tsao hsiao
(bird species of China) eastern grass owl (Tyto longimembris)



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jiǎo xiāo
    jiao3 xiao1
chiao hsiao
screech owl (genus Megascops, a.k.a. Otus)


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(kana only) horned owl


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 suzumefukurou; suzumefukurou / suzumefukuro; suzumefukuro
    すずめふくろう; スズメフクロウ
Eurasian pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum)



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xuě xiāo
    xue3 xiao1
hsüeh hsiao
(bird species of China) snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus)


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 menfukurou; menfukurou / menfukuro; menfukuro
    めんふくろう; メンフクロウ
(kana only) barn owl (Tyto alba)



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guǐ xiāo
    gui3 xiao1
kuei hsiao
(bird species of China) boreal owl (Aegolius funereus)



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chī xiāo
    chi1 xiao1
ch`ih hsiao
    chih hsiao



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diāo xiāo
    diao1 xiao1
tiao hsiao
(bird species of China) Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo)



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yīng xiāo
    ying1 xiao1
ying hsiao
(bird species of China) brown hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
fukurou / sake
fukuro / sake
xiāo / xiao1 / xiaohsiao
Scops Owl
Black Kite

tonbi / tobichī / chi1 / chich`ih / chih
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Scops Owl / Black Kite Scroll
Scops Owl / Black Kite Scroll
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