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Goliath Heron
Ardea goliath Cretzschmar, 1829
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea goliath

Citation:
  Cretzschmar, 1829

Reference:
  AtlasReis.nord.Afr.Vog.[Ruppell](1826) p.39 pl.26

Protonym:
  Ardea goliath

Avibase ID:
  C7888A152F4A837D

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174784

Geographic range:

  • Ardea goliath: Locally in Africa, Iraq and Iran; casual to India and Sri Lanka
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Goliath Heron
Czech:
  volavka obrovská
German:
  Goliathreiher
Danish:
  Goliathejre
Spanish:
  Garza Goliat
Finnish:
  goljathaikara
French:
  Héron goliath
Icelandic:
  Jötnahegri
Italian:
  Airone golia
Japanese:
  oniaosagi
Japanese:
  オニアオサギ
Dutch:
  Reuzenreiger
Norwegian:
  Goliathegre
Polish:
  czapla olbrzymia
Portuguese:
  Garca Gigante
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Goliath Heron
Russian:
  Исполинская цапля
Slovak:
  volavka obrovská
Swedish:
  goliathäger
Chinese:
  巨鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Héron goliath ( Ardea goliath)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Héron goliath ( Ardea goliath)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Goliath Heron ( Ardea goliath)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Goliath Heron ( Ardea goliath)
James Lee Peters:
    Ardea goliath
James Lee Peters (original):
    Ardea goliath
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Ardea goliath
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Goliath Heron ( Ardea goliath)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Goliath Heron ( Ardea goliath)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Goliath Heron ( Ardea goliath)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea goliath
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea goliath

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Reuse Reier, Reusereier, Reuse-reier
Arabic: رﺎﺒﳉا نﻮﺸﻠﺒﻟ
Bengali: দৈত্য বক
Catalan: Agró goliat
Czech: Volavka obrovská
Danish: Goliathejre
German: Goliathreiher, Riesenreiher
English: Giant Heron, Goliath Heron
English (Kenya): Goliath Heron
Spanish: Garza Goliat
Spanish (Spain): Garza Goliat
Estonian: koljathaigur
Persian: غول حواصیل
Finnish: Goljathaikara
French: Héron goliath
Hebrew: אנפת גוליית, אנפת גלית
Croatian: Golema čaplja
Hungarian: Góliátgém
Icelandic: Jötnahegri
Italian: Airone gigante, Airone Golia, Golia
Japanese: oniaosagi
Japanese: オニアオサギ
Kwangali: Ebo
Latin: Ardea goliath, Ardea goliath goliath
Lithuanian: Didysis garnys, Garnys milžinas
Latvian: milzu gārnis
Dutch: Goliathreiger, Reuzenreiger
Norwegian: Goliathegre
Polish: czapla olbrzymia
Portuguese: Garca Gigante, Garca-gigante, Garça-gigante
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-gigante
Russian: исполинская цапля, Цапля исполинская, Цапля-голиаф
Slovak: Volavka Goliášova, volavka obrovská
Slovenian: Goljat, orjaška caplja
Serbian: Golema čaplja
Sotho, Southern: Kokolofitoe
Swedish: Goliathäger
Swahili: Koikoi Jitu, Pondagundi Mkubwa
Tswana: Kôkôlôhutwê
Turkish: Büyük Balıkçıl
Chinese: 巨鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 巨鷺
Zulu: uNozalizingwenyana

 

         

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