Feng4 huang2 is the Chinese phoenix. It looks like this
Let’s break it down! The hand character 又 is a stylization of an owl from oracle bone script. Owls are symbols of wisdom, vigilance, 360 vision, with vision penetrating the blackest night. The 凡 fan character means ordinary and is related to feng wind 风, Feng1 in this character is both phonetic and semantic
This is the bird that sounds like the wind itself!
IT’S SONG IS THE WIND.
And let’s talk about this NOT ordinary bird! (凡人 fan ren means ordinary person i.e. everyman). We know it is BRILLIANT BLINDING AND WHITE 白 bai white is the sun itself with a ray of light. IT’S EYE IS THE SUN.
And it is NOBLE and ROYAL 王 means king.
So? What bird is blindingly brilliant as the sun, with a song like the wind, and noble?
凤凰 Flying hand, bright white bird-king! 就是凤凰!
Brilliant White Royal PHOENIX
白 王 的 凰