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Purple Heron
Ardea [purpurea or bournei] (= Ardea purpurea) Linnaeus, 1766
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea purpurea

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.236

Protonym:
  Ardea purpurea

Avibase ID:
  3395DCF1CE3A8C91

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174791

Geographic range:

  • Ardea purpurea purpurea: southwestern Palearctic east to Iran, and Africa south of the Sahara
  • Ardea purpurea manilensis: Southern and e Asia, Indonesia and Philippine Islands
  • Ardea purpurea madagascariensis: Madagascar
  • Ardea bournei: Cape Verde Islands (Santiago)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Purple or Cape Verde Heron
Czech:
  volavka červená
German:
  Purpurreiher
Danish:
  Purpurhejre
Spanish:
  Garza Imperial
Finnish:
  ruskohaikara
French:
  Héron pourpré
Icelandic:
  Rauðhegri
Italian:
  Airone rosso
Japanese:
  murasakisagi
Japanese:
  ムラサキサギ
Dutch:
  Purperreiger
Norwegian:
  Purpurhegre
Polish:
  czapla purpurowa
Portuguese:
  Garça-roxa
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-roxa
Russian:
  Рыжая цапля
Slovak:
  volavka purpurová
Swedish:
  purpurhäger
Chinese:
  草鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Purple or Cape Verde Heron ( Ardea [purpurea or bournei])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Purple or Cape Verde Heron ( Ardea [purpurea or bournei])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Purple or Cape Verde Heron ( Ardea [purpurea or bournei])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Purple or Cape Verde Heron ( Ardea [purpurea or bournei])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Purple or Cape Verde Heron ( Ardea [purpurea or bournei])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Purple or Cape Verde Heron ( Ardea [purpurea or bournei])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Héron pourpré ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Ardea purpurea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Ardea purpurea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Ardea purpurea [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea purpurea [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea purpurea [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Rooireier
Arabic: البلشون الأرجواني, البلشون البنفسجي, مالك الحزين الأرجواني
Asturian: Garcia Roxa
Azerbaijani: Kürən vağ
Belarusian: Чырвоная чапля
Bulgarian: Червена чапла
Bengali: লালচে বক
Breton: Ar gerc'heiz ruz
Catalan: Agró roig
Catalan (Balears): Agró roig
Cebuano: dugwak
Czech: Volavka cervená, Volavka červená, volavka èervená
Welsh: Crëyr porffor, Crёyr Porffor
Danish: Purpurhejre
German: Purpurreiher
Maldivian: Dhanbu Maakanaa
Greek: Πορφυροτσικνιάς
Greek (Cypriot): Πορφυρός Ψαροφάς
English: Purple Heron, Purple or Cape Verde Heron
English (Kenya): Purple Heron
Esperanto: Purpura ardeo
Spanish: Garza Imperial
Spanish (Spain): Garza Imperial
Estonian: Purpurhaigur
Basque: Agró roig, Lertxun gorria
Persian: حواصیل ارغوانی
Finnish: Ruskohaikara
Faroese: Korkahegri
French: Héron pourpre, Héron pourpré, Héron pourpré ou H. de Bourne, Héron pourpure
Irish: Corr Chorcra
Galician: Agró roig, Garza vermella
Hebrew: אנפה ארגמנית
Hindi: Peria vellai kokku
Croatian: Caplja Danguba, Čaplja Danguba
Hungarian: Vörös gém
Armenian: [Shikakarmir Taregh ], Շիկակարմիր Տառեղ
Indonesian: Burung Cangak Merah, Cangak Merah, Cangkak merah
Icelandic: Rauðhegri
Italian: Airone rosso
Japanese: murasakisagi, Murasaki-sagi
Japanese: ムラサキサギ
Japanese (Kanji): 紫鷺
Georgian: წითური ყანჩა
Kazakh: Қошқыл құтан
Kazakh (Transliteration): qoşqıl qutan
Korean: 붉은왜가리
Korean (Transliteration): bulgeun-waegari
Kwangali: Samunkoma Gomugeha
Latin: Ardea [purpurea or bournei], Ardea purpurea, Ardea purpurea purpurea
Luxembourgish: Purpurreeër
Lithuanian: Purpurinis garnys
Latvian: rudais gārnis
Malagasy: Kehambe, Langorofalafa, Langorovoanga, Vagna, Vanga, vano, Vanomena
Macedonian: Драјка, Црвена чапја
Malayalam: ചായമുണ്ടി 
Mongolian: Зээрд дэглий
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠵᠡᠬᠡᠷᠳᠡ ᠳᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠦᠷᠡᠩ ᠳᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хүрэн дэглий
Mongolian (Transliteration): khüreŋ deglii, zeerd deglii
Malay: Bangau Paya, Burung Bangau Paya, Burung Cangak Hulu, Burung Pucung Serandau, Burung Serandau, Burung Seriap, Pucung Serandau
Maltese: Russett Ahmar, Russett Aħmar
Dutch: Purperreiger, Purpurreiger
Norwegian: Purpurhegre
Polish: czapla purpurowa
Pinyin: cǎo-lù, cháng-bó lǎo-děng, huā wāzi, huā yáo-mǎ, zǐ-lù
Portuguese: garça imperial, Garça-imperial, garça-roxa, Garça-roxa / Garça-vermelha, Garça-vermelha, Vermelha, vermelha.
Portuguese (Brazil): Garça-roxa
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-vermelha
Romansh: Irun cotschen
Romanian: Stârc roşu
Russian: Ryzhaya Tsaplya, Рыжая цапля, Цапля рыжая
Northern Sami: Purporháigir
Slovak: Volavka purpurová
Slovenian: rjava caplja, rjava čaplja, rjavacaplja
Albanian: Çapka rrudhi, Çapke rrudhi
Serbian: crvena caplja, crvena čaplja, Црвена цаплја
Sotho, Southern: Kokolofitoe
Swedish: Purpurhäger
Swahili: Pondagundi
Tamil: Sen Narai
Thai: นกกระสาแดง
Thai (Transliteration): nók krà-săa daeeŋ
Tswana: Kôkôlôhutwê
Turkish: Erguvani Balıkçıl, erguvani balykçyl, Қошқыл құтан
Tsonga: Rikolwa
Ukrainian: Руда чапля, Чапля руда
Vietnamese: Chim Diệc lửa, Diệc lửa
Xhosa: Ucofuza
Chinese: 紫鷺, 花洼子, 花窑马, 草 鹭, 草鷺, 草鹭, 长脖老等
Chinese (Traditional): 花窪子, 花窯馬, 草鷺, 長脖老等
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紫鷺
Chinese (Taiwan): 紫鹭

 

         

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