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Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea herodias

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.143

Protonym:
  Ardea herodias

Avibase ID:
  93694BB5492F7012

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174773

Geographic range:

  • Ardea herodias herodias: S Canada to s Baja California and Central America
  • Ardea herodias fannini: SE Alaska to coastal Washington
  • Ardea herodias cognata: Galapagos Islands
  • Ardea herodias wardi: S-central US to Gulf Coast and Florida
  • Ardea herodias occidentalis: S Florida through West Indies to islands off Venezuela
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Great Blue Heron
Czech:
  volavka velká
German:
  Kanadareiher
Danish:
  Stor Blåhejre
Spanish:
  Garza Azulada
Finnish:
  amerikanharmaahaikara
French:
  Grand Héron
Icelandic:
  Bláhegri
Italian:
  Airone azzurro
Japanese:
  ooaosagi
Japanese:
  オオアオサギ
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger
Norwegian:
  Herodiashegre
Polish:
  czapla modra
Portuguese:
  Garça-azul-grande
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-azul-grande
Russian:
  Большая цапля
Slovak:
  volavka statná
Swedish:
  amerikansk gråhäger
Chinese:
  大蓝鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Grand Héron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Grand Héron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Ardea herodias [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Ardea herodias [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea herodias [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea herodias [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Catalan: Bernat americà
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kwabye nwe
Czech: Volavka velká
Danish: Stor Blåhejre
German: Kanadareiher, Nordamerika-Reiher
English: Blue Crane, California Heron, Espiritu Santo Heron, Florida Heron, Great Blue Heron, Great white Heron, Northwestern coast Heron, San Lucas Heron, Treganza's Heron, Ward's Heron, Wurdemann's Heron
Spanish: Garcilote, Garza Azul, Garza Azulada, Garza Ceniza, Garza Morena, Garzón, Garzón Azul, Garzón azulado, Garzón Cenizo, Garzón moreno, Rabihorcado Grande
Spanish (Colombia): Garzón Azulado, Garzón migratorio
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garzón azulado
Spanish (Cuba): Garcilote
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Garzón, Garzón Cenizo
Spanish (Honduras): Garzón moreno
Spanish (Mexico): garza morena, Garzón Cenizo
Spanish (Nicaragua): Garzón Azul
Spanish (Venezuela): Garzón Cenizo
Estonian: ameerika hallhaigur
Basque: Bernat americà
Finnish: Amerikanharmaahaikara
French: Grand Héron, Grand Héron bleu, Héron bleu, Héron de Wurdemann
Guadeloupean Creole French: Crabier radar
Galician: Bernat americà
Haitian Creole French: Gwo Krabye ble
Hungarian: királygém
Icelandic: Bláhegri
Italian: Airone azzurro, Airone azzurro maggiore
Japanese: ooaosagi
Japanese: オオアオサギ
Latin: Ardea herodias, Ardea herodias herodias
Lithuanian: Didysis pilkasis garnys, Kanadinis garnys
Latvian: Kanādas gārnis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger, Grote Blauwe Reiger
Norwegian: Herodiashegre
Polish: czapla modra
Portuguese: garça-azul-grande, Garça-azul-grande / Garça-real-americana, Garça-real-americana
Portuguese (Brazil): Garca Cinza, Garça-azul-grande
Russian: Большая голубая цапля, Большая цапля, Цапля большая голубая
Slovak: Volavka statná
Slovenian: ameriška siva čaplja
Swedish: Amerikansk gråhäger
Turkish: Amerika Gri Balıkçılı
Chinese: 大蓝鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 大藍鷺

 

         

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