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Grey or Mauritanian Heron (Ardea [cinerea or monicae]) Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Ciconiiformes
Family:
  Ardeidae

Scientific:
  Ardea cinerea
Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Protonym:
  Ardea cinerea

Avibase ID:
  6429024DBA7AB672

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174781

Geographic range:

  • Ardea cinerea cinerea: Eurasia to Manchuria, India, Africa and Comoro Islands
  • Ardea cinerea jouyi: Japan, China, Indochina, Malaya, Sumatra and Java
  • Ardea cinerea firasa: Madagascar
  • Ardea monicae: Islands off Banc d'Arguin (Mauritania)
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Grey or Mauritanian Heron
Czech:
  volavka popelavá
German:
  Graureiher
Danish:
  Fiskehejre
Spanish:
  Garza Real
Finnish:
  harmaahaikara
French:
  Héron cendré ou H. pâle
Icelandic:
  Gráhegri
Italian:
  Airone cenerino
Japanese:
  aosagi
Japanese:
  アオサギ
Dutch:
  Blauwe Reiger
Norwegian:
  Gråhegre
Polish:
  czapla siwa
Portuguese:
  Garça-real
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-real-européia
Russian:
  Серая цапля
Slovak:
  volavka popolavá
Swedish:
  Gråhäger
Chinese:
  苍鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   European Blue Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   European Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Grey or Mauritanian Heron ( Ardea [cinerea or monicae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Grey or Mauritanian Heron ( Ardea [cinerea or monicae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Grey or Mauritanian Heron ( Ardea [cinerea or monicae])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Héron cendré ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 1st edition:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 4th edition:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
eBird version 1.50:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
eBird version 1.52:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
eBird version 1.53:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
eBird version 1.54:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
eBird version 1.55:
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
James Lee Peters:
    Ardea cinerea
James Lee Peters (original):
    Ardea cinerea
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Ardea cinerea
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Gray Heron ( Ardea cinerea)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea cinerea

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Bloureier
Arabic: البلشون الرمادي, البلشون الرمادي الزرقي, الزرقي, مالك الحزين الرمادي
Araucanian: Xürla
Mapundungun: Xürla
Azerbaijani: Boz vağ, Boz vağ quşu
Belarusian: Сiва чапля, Шэра чапля, Шэрая чапля
Bulgarian: Сива чапла
Bengali: সারস
Tibetan: Kam ka
Breton: Ar gerc'heiz louet, Gerc'heiz, Kerc'heiz, Marc'harid-gouzoug-hir
Bosnian: Caplja
Catalan: Agró blau, Bernat pescaire, Garsa
Catalan (Balears): Agró blau
Valencian: Agró blau, Garsa
Czech: Volavka popelavá
Chuvash: Răвак чарлан
Welsh: Crêyr glas, Crëyr glas, Crychydd, Crёyr Glas, Garan
Danish: Fiskehejre
German: Fischreiher, Graureiher
Greek: Σταχτοτσικνιάς
Emiliano-romagnolo: Sghéirz
English: Common Heron, European Blue Heron, European Common Heron, European Heron, Gray Heron, Grey Heron, Grey or Mauritanian Heron, Heron, Mauritanian Heron
Esperanto: Griza ardeo
Spanish: Garza Gris, Garza Real
Estonian: Hallhaigur
Basque: Bernat pescaire, Lertxun, Lertxun hauskara
Persian: حواصيل , ماهيخوار
Finnish: Harmaahaikara
Faroese: Hakaspjað, Hegri, Pinnur í reyv
French: Héron cendré, Héron cendré ou H. pâle, Héron huppé, Héron pâle
Frisian: Ielreager
Irish: Corr éisc, Corr Réisc
Gaelic: Corra Riathach, Corra-Ghritheach
Galician: Bernat pescaire, Garza real
Guarani: Hoko, Kuarahy mimby, Mbaguarĩ
Gujarati: બગલો
Manx: Coar ny hastan, Coayr, Coayr Glass, Coayr ny Hastan
Hebrew: אנפה אפורה
Hindi: [vagulaa], Sambal narai, बगुला
Croatian: Siva Caplja, Siva Čaplja
Hungarian: Szürke gém
Armenian: [gorsh dzknkul], [Mokhraguyn Taregh ], գորշ ձկնկուլ, Մոխրագույն Տառեղ
Indonesian: Cangak Abu, Cangkak abu
Icelandic: Gráhegri
Italian: Airon, Airóne, Airone cenerino, Airòun, Aurana
Modenese: Airòun
Napulitano: Airóne, Aurana
Paduan: Airon
Japanese: aosagi, Ao-sagi
Japanese: アオサギ
Georgian: რუხი ყანჩა
Khakas: Пора сÿлен
Kazakh: Бөр құтан, Кєкқұтан
Korean: 왜가리
Kashmiri: [Breg]
Kwangali: Samunkoma
Latin: Ardea [cinerea or monicae], Ardea cinerea, Ardea cinerea cinerea
Ligurian: Perdigiorni
Lithuanian: Gęžė, Govaras, Kumpakaklis, Pilkasis garnys, Pilkasis starkus
Latvian: Dzēse, Ğēse, Kārnis, Zivju gārnis
Moksha: Вачкурган, Пучкаргаен, Сенькс
Malagasy: Langoromavo, Vano, Vanokasira
Macedonian: Пепелава (Сива) чапја, Сива чапjа
Malayalam: ചാരമുണ്ടി
Mongolian: Хухэ дэглы, Хөх дэглий
Marathi: बगळा
Malay: Pucung Seriap, Seriap
Maltese: Russett griz, Russett Griż
Dutch: Blauwe Reiger
Flemish: Reiger
Norwegian: Fiskeheire, Gråhegre, Heire
Occitan: Bernat pescaire
Punjabi: ਬਗਲਾ
Polish: czapla siwa
Portuguese: garça real, garça-cinza, Garça-real, Garca-real-europeia, garça-real-européia, Garça-real-europeia / Garça-real
Portuguese (Brazil): garça-cinza, Garca-real-europeia, Garça-real-européia
Quechua: Wajjchilla
Romansh: Irun grisch
Romanian: Kokosturka, Kokosturko, Stîrc cenuşiu
Russian: Seraya Tsaplya, Серая цапля, Цапля серая
Sanskrit: वकः
Sardinian: Garza, Menga, Mengoni, Perdigiorronadas
Scots: Corra ghritheach, Corra riathach
Northern Sami: Háigir
Slovak: Volavka popolavá
Slovenian: siva caplja, siva čaplja, sivacaplja
Albanian: Çapka e përhime, Çapka e përhimë
Serbian: siva caplja, siva čaplja, Сива цаплја, Сива чапља
Sotho, Southern: Kokolofitoe
Swedish: Grå häger, Gråhäger, Häger
Swahili: Koikoi Kijivu, Kongoti, Korongo
Tamil: [Sambal narai]
Thai: นกกระสานวล
Turkmen: külrengi balıkçıl
Tswana: Kôkôlôhutwê
Turkish: Gri (Adi,Külrengi) Balıkçıl, Gri balıkçıl, gri balykçyl, Külrengi balıkçıl
Tatar: Boz balıq çil
Tuvinian: Бора коонгук, кыткылык
Ukrainian: Сіра чапля, Чапля сіра
Venetian: Sgarza
Vietnamese: Diệc xám
Sorbian, Lower: Źiwa šytawa
Sorbian, Upper: Šěra čapla
Wolof: Noobine
Kalmyk: Kөк деглә, Kәк хутн
Xhosa: Isikhwalimanzi
Chinese: [cang-lu], [chang-bo lao-deng], [hui-guan], [hui-lu], [lao-deng], [qing-zhuang], 灰鹭, 灰鹳, 老等, 苍 鹭, 苍鹭, 蒼鷺, 长脖老等, 青庄
Chinese (Taiwan): [cang-lu], 蒼鷺
Zulu: uNokilonki

 

         

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