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Western Great Egret
Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea alba

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.144

Protonym:
  Ardea alba

Avibase ID:
  267D8CCE889A4D6F

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554135

Geographic range:

  • Ardea alba alba: Central Europe to central Asia (south to Iran)
  • Ardea alba melanorhynchos: Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
  • Ardea alba egretta: S Canada to Tierra del Fuego and West Indies
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Western Great Egret
Czech:
  volavka bílá
German:
  Silberreiher
Danish:
  Sølvhejre
Spanish:
  Garceta Grande
Finnish:
  jalohaikara
French:
  Grande Aigrette
Icelandic:
  Mjallhegri
Italian:
  Airone bianco maggiore
Japanese:
  daisagi
Japanese:
  ダイサギ
Dutch:
  Grote Zilverreiger
Norwegian:
  Egretthegre
Polish:
  czapla biała
Portuguese:
  Garça-branca-grande
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-branca-grande
Russian:
  Большая белая цапля
Slovak:
  beluša veľká
Swedish:
  Ägretthäger
Chinese:
  大白鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea alba [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ardea [alba or modesta] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Grootwitreier
Arabic: البلشون الأبيض الكبير, بيوضي كبير
Asturian: Garcia Grande
Azerbaijani: Böyük ağ vağ
Belarusian: Вялікая белая чапля
Bulgarian: Голяма бяла чапла
Bengali: বড় বগা
Breton: An herlegon bras
Catalan: Agró blanc, Agró blanc gros
Catalan (Balears): Agró blanc gros
Valencian: Agró blanc
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kwabye blanc
Czech: Volavka bílá
Welsh: Crëyr mawr gwyn, Crёyr Mawr Gwyn
Danish: Sølvhejre
German: Silberreiher
Maldivian: Lagnaa
Greek: Αργυροτσικνιάς, Χανούμισσα
Greek (Cypriot): Χανούμισσα
English: Great Egret, Great White Egret, Great white heron, Western Great Egret
Esperanto: Granda egretardeo
Spanish: Garceta Grande, garza blanca, Garza Blanca Grande, Garza Grande, Garza Real, Garzón
Spanish (Argentine): Garza blanca
Spanish (Bolivia): Garza blanca
Spanish (Chile): Garza grande
Spanish (Colombia): Garza Real
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garceta Grande
Spanish (Cuba): Garzón
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Garza Blanca, Garza Real
Spanish (Honduras): Garzón blanco
Spanish (Mexico): garza blanca, Garza Grande
Spanish (Peru): Garza Grande
Spanish (Paraguay): Garza blanca
Spanish (Uruguay): Garza Blanca, Garza Blanca Grande
Spanish (Venezuela): Garza Real
Estonian: Hõbehaigur
Basque: Lertxuntxo handia
Persian: اگرت  بزرگ
Finnish: Jalohaikara
Faroese: Silvurhegri
French: Grande Aigrette
Irish: Éigrit Mhór
Guadeloupean Creole French: Grand crabier blanc
Gaelic: Corra Bhàn Mhòr
Galician: Garzota grande
Guarani: Guyratî
Haitian Creole French: Gwo krabye blanch
Hebrew: לבנית גדולה
Hindi: Chennarai
Croatian: Velika Bijela Caplja
Hungarian: Nagy kócsag
Armenian: Սպիտակ Մեծ Տառեղ
Indonesian: Burung, Burung Kuntul Besar, Burung Kuntul Putih Besar, Cangak besar
Icelandic: Mjallhegri
Italian: Airone bianco maggiore
Japanese: daisagi, Dai-sagi, shira-sagi
Japanese: シラサギ, ダイサギ
Japanese (Kanji): 大鷺, 白鷺
Georgian: დიდი ოყარი
Khakas: Ах сÿлен
Kazakh: Үлкен аққұтан
Kazakh (Transliteration): ülken aq-qutan
Korean: 대대백로, 대백로, 중대백로
Korean (Transliteration): dae-baeng-no, dae-dae-baeng-no, soe-dae-baeng-no
Kwangali: Samunkoma Gomuzera
Latin: Ardea alba, Ardea alba modesta, Ardea modesta, Casmerodius albus, Egretta alba
Luxembourgish: Grousse wäisse Reeër, Sëlwerreeër
Lithuanian: Didysis baltasis garnys
Latvian: Lielais baltais gārnis
Malagasy: Vanofotsy
Maori: Kotuku
Macedonian: Голема бела чапја
Malayalam: പെരുമുണ്ടി ?
Mongolian: Цасч дэглий, Цасч дэглээ, Цасч тэглэй
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠴᠠᠰᠣᠴᠢ ᠲᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠲᠣᠷᠣᠭ ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠲᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Тураг цагаан дэглий
Mongolian (Transliteration): tsasch deglee, tsasch deglii, tsasch teglei, turag tsag aaŋ deglii
Moldavian: Egretă mare
Malay: Bangau Besar, Burung Bangau Besar, Burung Bangau Putih, Burung Ruak-ruak Putih
Maltese: Russett Abjad
Dutch: Grote Zilverreiger
Norwegian: Egretthegre
Polish: czapla biala, Czapla biała
Pinyin: bái cháng-jiǎo lùsī, bái lǎo guān, bái-wā, bái-wāzi, bái-zhuāng, dà bái-lù, dōng-zhuāng, fēng piāo gōngzi, gōngzi, xuě-kè
Portuguese: Garça-branca-grande
Portuguese (Brazil): garca-branca, Garça-branca-grande
Romansh: Irun alv
Romanian: Egretă mare
Russian: Bolshaya Belaya Tsaplya, Белая цапля, Большая белая цапля
Scots: Corra bhan mhor
Slovak: beluša veľká
Slovenian: velika bela čaplja
Shona: Svorechena
Albanian: Çapka e madhe e bardhë
Serbian: velika bijela caplja
Sotho, Southern: Leholosiane
Swedish: Ägretthäger
Swahili: Msuka
Thai: นกยางโทนใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók yaaŋ tʰoon yày
Turkish: Büyük Ak Balıkçıl, Büyük akbalıkçıl, Үлкен аққұтан
Tatar: Aq balıq çil
Tuvinian: Ак коонгук
Ukrainian: Велика біла чапля, Чепура велика
Vietnamese: Chim Cò ngàng lớn, Chim Diệc lớn, Cò ngàng lớn
Chinese: 公子, 冬庄, 大白鷺, 大白鹭, 白庄, 白洼, 白洼子, 白老冠, 白长脚鹭鸶, 雪客, 风漂公子
Chinese (Traditional): 公子, 冬莊, 大大白鷺, 大白鷺, 白窪, 白窪子, 白老冠, 白莊, 白長腳鷺鷥, 雪客, 風漂公子
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 大白鷺
Chinese (Taiwan): 大白鷺 , 大白鹭
Zulu: iLanda

 

         

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