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Western Reef-Egret
Egretta gularis (Bosc, 1792)
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Egretta

Scientific:
  Egretta gularis

Citation:
  (Bosc, 1792)

Reference:
  ActesSoc.Hist.Nat.Paris 1 p.4 pl.2

Protonym:
  Ardea gularis

Avibase ID:
  DF32B1F9C576957F

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174822

Geographic range:

  • Egretta gularis gularis: Coastal w Africa to Gulf of Guinea islands and Gabon
  • Egretta gularis schistacea: Coastal e Africa to Red Sea, Persian Gulf and se India
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Western Reef-Egret
Czech:
  volavka belolící
German:
  Küstenreiher
Danish:
  Revhejre
Spanish:
  Garceta Dimorfa
Finnish:
  riuttahaikara
French:
  Aigrette à gorge blanche
Icelandic:
  Kóralhegri
Italian:
  Airone schistaceo
Japanese:
  afurikakurosagi
Japanese:
  アフリカクロサギ
Dutch:
  Westelijke Rifreiger
Norwegian:
  Strandhegre
Polish:
  czapla rafowa
Portuguese:
  Garça-dos-recifes
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-negra
Russian:
  Береговая цапля
Slovak:
  volavka pobrežná
Swedish:
  Revhäger
Chinese:
  黄喉岩鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Egretta [garzetta, gularis or dimorpha] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Westelike Kusreier
Arabic: الغرنوق الأسود
Bulgarian: Рифова чапла
Catalan: Agró d'escull, Martinet dels esculls
Catalan (Balears): Agró d'escull
Czech: Volavka belolící
Danish: Heron Revhejre, Revhejre
German: Küstenreiher, Meerreiher
Maldivian: Bodu Raabondhi
Greek: Θαλασσοτσικνιάς, Μαυροτσικνιάς
English: African Reef-Egret, Indian Reef Heron, Indian Reef-Egret, Reef Heron, West African Reef Egret, West African Reef Heron, West African Reef-Egret, West African Reef-Heron, Western Reef Egret, Western Reef Heron, Western Reef-Egret, Western Reef-Heron
Spanish: Garceta Costera Occidental, Garceta Dimorfa
Estonian: rand-siidhaigur
Basque: Martinet dels esculls
Finnish: Afrikansilkkihaikara, riuttahaikara, riuttahaikara (afrikansilkkihaikara)
French: Aigrette à gorge blanche, Aigrette des récifs, Aigrette gorgeblanche
Galician: Garzota dos arrecifes, Martinet dels esculls
Hebrew: לבנית ים סוף, לבנית ים־סוף, לבנית ים-סוף
Hungarian: Zátonykócsag
Icelandic: Kóralhegri
Italian: Airone gulare, Airone schistaceo, Garzetta gulare
Japanese: afurikakurosagi
Japanese: アフリカクロサギ
Latin: Demigretta gularis, Egretta garzetta gularis, Egretta gularis, Egretta gularis gularis
Lithuanian: Krantinis garnys, Vakarinis rifinis garnys
Malayalam: തിരമുണ്ടി 
Dutch: Westelijke Rifreiger
Norwegian: Strandhegre
Polish: czapla rafowa
Portuguese: Garça-dos-recifes, garça-negra, Garça-negra / Garça-dos-recifes
Portuguese (Brazil): Garça-negra
Russian: Береговая цапля, Цапля рифовая
Slovak: volavka pobrežná
Slovenian: obalna čaplja
Serbian: africka crna caplja, afrička crna čaplja
Swedish: Kusthäger, Revhäger
Turkish: kıyı balıkçılı
Chinese: 黄喉岩鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 黃喉岩鷺

 

         

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