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HKcBirds Common Birds of Hong Kong Please send comments, suggestions and bug reports to hkbirds at cs dot hku dot hk.
  • Q: [General] What are the system requirements for the app?

    A: The app works on iOS devices running iOS 7.0 or above; or on most Android devices running Android 4.0 or above.
  • Q: [General] The response of the apps is slow. Is this a problem?

    A: The amount of free memory available for the app affects the latency, please try closing every app (including HKcBirds) and restart the app. You can also try shutting down the device and restarting it if it has not been restarted for a long time.
  • Q: [Android] After downloading the app, I was prompted to a page for downloading additional data. Is this I have to do this every time when I use the app?

    A: Most of the devices will download the additional data together with the app. If you see this page, it means that the data are not automatically downloaded. You should then follow the instruction to download the additional data. This is only required when you launch the app for the first time.
  • Q: [Android] The message "Sorry, our app and your device are not compatible. The photos cannot be displayed and bird calls cannot be played. Yet, you can still access textual bird information." appears when I launch the app. Why?

    A: If you see this message, please try the followings:
    1. Uninstall the app.
    2. Check the storage capacity of your device. You may need 1G internal and 1G external storage in order to install this app.
    3. Close all the running apps.
    4. Download and install the app and additional data (if applicable) when the Wifi connection is stable.
    5. If you still see the same message, it means that your device is not compatible with this app. For this device, the photos cannot be displayed and bird calls cannot be played. You can only access the textual bird information through the app.