Chinese name: 鸟

Pinyin: niǎo

English name: bird

Imagery: a bird

History of radical: This radical is called bird and it is usually placed to the right or the bottom of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a bird. Can you see its beak, claws and wings? Characters with this radical relate to birds. The national bird of China is the red-crowned crane.

For example:

  • 鸡(): chicken
  • 鸭(yā): duck
  • 鹅(é): goose