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Birds in Maltese

Originally posted by alcoholicsanonymousness

Għasafar – Birds

I love birds, they have always been my favorite animals so I made this little vocab posts about common names of birds in Maltese! There may be two or three specific birds in the list but I tried to include some species that are found in Malta or that come to rest here during migratory seasons!

  • ajkla – eagle
  • bajda – egg
  • ċawla – crow
  • ċikonja – stork
  • dundjan – turkey
  • fellus – chick
  • fjamingu – flamingo
  • gamiema – dove
  • gawwija – seagull
  • għasfur – bird
  • għasfur tal-bejt – house sparrow
  • ħamiema – pigeon
  • ħuttafa – barn swallow
  • kanarin – canary
  • kokka – owl
  • merill – blue rock trush*
  • pagun – peacock
  • pappagall – parrot
  • papra – duck
  • pellikan – pelican
  • pitiross – robin
  • pingwin – penguin
  • qerd in-naħal – bee eater
  • seqer – hawk
  • serduq/k – cock
  • summiena – quail
  • tajra – bird, fowl
  • tiġieġa – hen

* il-Merill (the Blue Rock Trush) is the national bird of Malta