Wherever a bird 鸟 is, it is still a bird.




When you see characters composed of 鸟 niǎo, don’t think too much; they are just names of different birds or something related to a bird. Their pronunciations are the same as or similar to the pronunciations of the counterparts of 鸟, e.g. 武 wǔ + 鸟 = 鹉 wǔ, 九 jiǔ + 鸟 = 鸠 jiū.

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