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Western Great or Eastern Great Egret (Ardea [alba or modesta]) Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Ciconiiformes
Family:
  Ardeidae

Scientific:
  Ardea alba
Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Protonym:
  Ardea alba

Avibase ID:
  49D9148A171E7F2E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554135

Geographic range:

  • Ardea [alba or modesta]: Southern and e Asia to Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand
  • Ardea alba alba: Central Europe to central Asia (south to Iran)
  • Ardea alba egretta: S Canada to Tierra del Fuego and West Indies
  • Ardea alba melanorhynchos: Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
  • Ardea modesta: Southern and e Asia to Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Western Great or Eastern Great Egret
Czech:
  volavka bílá
German:
  Silberreiher
Danish:
  Sølvhejre
Spanish:
  Garceta Grande
Finnish:
  jalohaikara
French:
  Grande Aigrette ou A. d'Australasie
Icelandic:
  Mjallhegri
Italian:
  Airone bianco maggiore
Japanese:
  daisagi
Japanese:
  ダイサギ
Dutch:
  Grote Zilverreiger
Norwegian:
  Egretthegre
Polish:
  czapla biała
Portuguese:
  Garça-branca-grande
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-branca-grande
Russian:
  Большая белая цапля
Slovak:
  beluša veľká
Swedish:
  Ägretthäger
Chinese:
  大白鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Great White Egret ( Egretta alba)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Great White Egret ( Egretta alba)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Great White Egret ( Egretta alba)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Great White Egret ( Egretta alba)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Great Egret ( Egretta alba)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Great Egret ( Egretta alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Ardea egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Herodias egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Herodias egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Herodias egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Herodias egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Egret ( Herodias egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Egret ( Herodias egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Egret ( Casmerodius egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Egret ( Casmerodius egretta)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   American Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Common Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Common Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Common Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Western Great or Eastern Great Egret ( Ardea [alba or modesta])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Western Great or Eastern Great Egret ( Ardea [alba or modesta])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Birdlife checklist version 05:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Birdlife checklist version 06:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Great White Egret ( Ardea alba)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Grande Aigrette ( Ardea alba)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Grande Aigrette ( Ardea alba)
Clements 1st edition:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Great Egret ( Egretta alba)
Clements 4th edition:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
eBird version 1.50:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
eBird version 1.52:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
eBird version 1.53:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
eBird version 1.54:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Great Egret ( Egretta alba)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Great White Egret ( Egretta alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
James Lee Peters:
    Ardea alba
James Lee Peters (original):
    Casmerodius albus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Ardea alba
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Great Egret ( Casmerodius albus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea alba

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Afrikaans: Grootwitreier
Arabic: البلشون الأبيض الكبير, البلشون الأبيض الكبير بوالخصيف, بيوضي كبير
Azerbaijani: Ağ vağ quşu, Böyük ağ vağ
Belarusian: Вяліка бела чапля, Вялікая белая чапля
Bulgarian: Голяма бяла чапла
Breton: An herlegon bras
Catalan: Agró blanc, Agró blanc gros
Catalan (Balears): Agró blanc gros
Valencian: Agró blanc
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kwabye blanc
Czech: Volavka bílá
Welsh: Creyr mawr gwyn, Crëyr mawr gwyn, Crёyr Mawr Gwyn
Danish: Sølvhejre
German: Seidenreiher, Silberreiher
Maldivian: Lagnaa
Greek: Αργυροτσικνιάς
English: American Egret, Common Egret, Egret, Great Egret, Great White Egret, Great White Heron, Greater Egret, Large Egret, Western Great or Eastern Great Egret, White Egret, White Heron
Esperanto: Granda egretardeo
Spanish: Garceta Grande, Garza Blanca, Garza Blanca Grande, Garza grande, Garza Real, Garzón blanco, Garzón Grande
Spanish (Argentine): Garza blanca
Spanish (Bolivia): Garza blanca
Spanish (Chile): Garza grande
Spanish (Colombia): Garza Real
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garceta Grande
Spanish (Cuba): Garzón
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Garza Blanca, Garza Real
Spanish (Honduras): Garzón blanco
Spanish (Mexico): garza blanca, Garza Grande
Spanish (Nicaragua): Garzón Grande
Spanish (Paraguay): Garza blanca
Spanish (Uruguay): Garza Blanca, Garza Blanca Grande
Spanish (Venezuela): Garza Real
Estonian: Hõbehaigur
Basque: Agró blanc, Koartzatxo handi, Lertxuntxo handia
Finnish: Jalohaikara
Faroese: Silvurhegri
French: Aigrette blanche, Grande Aigrette, Grande Aigrette ou A. d'Australasie, Héron aigrette, Héron crabier, Héron huppé
Irish: Éigrit Mhór
Guadeloupean Creole French: Grand crabier blanc
Gaelic: Corra Bhàn Mhòr
Galician: Agró blanc, Garzota grande
Guarani: Guyratî
Haitian Creole French: Gwo krabye blanch
Hebrew: אנפה לבנה, אנפית גמדית, לבנית גדולה
Hindi: Chennarai
Croatian: Bijela čaplja, Velika Bijela Caplja, Velika Bijela Čaplja
Hungarian: Nagy kócsag
Armenian: [spitak dzknkul], [Spitak Mets Taregh ], սպիտակ ձկնկուլ, Սպիտակ Մեծ Տառեղ
Indonesian: Cangak besar, Kantul besar, Kuntul putih besar
Icelandic: Mjallhegri
Italian: Airone bianco maggiore
Japanese: daisagi, Dai-sagi
Japanese: ダイサギ
Georgian: დიდი ოყარი, თეთრი ყანჩა
Khakas: Ах сÿлен
Kazakh: Ақ қарқара, Үлкен аққұтан
Korean: 대백로, 중대백로
Kwangali: Samunkoma Gomuzera
Latin: Ardea [alba or modesta], Ardea alba, Ardea alba alba, Ardea alpina, Ardea egretta, Casmerodius alba, Casmerodius albus, Casmerodius egretta, Egretta alba, Egretta alba alba, Egretta albus, Herodias egretta
Lithuanian: Baltasis garnys, Didysis baltasis garnys
Latvian: Lielais baltais gārnis, Lielais baltgārnis, Sudrabgārnis
Malagasy: domoina, Kilandry be, Langaraka, Langorofotsy, Langorona, Vanofotsy
Maori: Kotuku
Macedonian: Голема бела чапја
Malayalam: പെരുമുണ്ടി ?
Mongolian: Цасч дэглий
Moldavian: Egretă mare
Malay: Bangau, Bangau Besar
Maltese: Russett Abjad
Dutch: Grote Zilverreiger, Zilver Reiger
Norwegian: Egretthegre, thegre
Polish: Czapla amerykańska, czapla biala, czapla biała
Portuguese: acará, acará-tinga, garça-branca, Garca-branca-grande, Garça-branca-grande, garça-grande, garça-real, guará, guira-tinga
Portuguese (Brazil): acará, acará-tinga, Garca Branca, garça-branca, Garca-branca-grande, Garça-branca-grande, garça-grande, garça-real, guará, guira-tinga
Romansh: Irun alv
Russian: Bolshaya Belaya Tsaplya, Белая цапля, Большая белая цапля, Цапля белая большая, Цапля большая белая
Scots: Corra bhan mhor
Slovak: beluša veľká, Volavka biela, volavka biela (beluša veľká)
Slovenian: velika bela caplja, velika bela čaplja, velika belacaplja
Shona: Svorechena
Albanian: Çapka e madhe e bardhë
Serbian: velika bijela caplja, velika bijela čaplja, Велика бела цаплја, Велика бела чапља
Sotho, Southern: Leholosiane
Swedish: Ägretthäger
Swahili: Msuka
Tamil: [Chennarai]
Thai: นกยางโทนใหญ่
Turkish: Büyük Ak Balıkçıl, büyük ak balykçyl, Büyük akbalıkçıl, Büyük Beyaz Balıkçıl
Tatar: Aq balıq çil
Tuvinian: Ак коонгук, Тулен
Ukrainian: Велика біла чапля, Чепура велика
Vietnamese: Cò ngàng lớn
Chinese: [bai-wa], [bai-zhuang], [da bai-lu], [gongzi], 公子, 大白鷺, 大白鹭, 白庄, 白洼, 西大白鹭
Chinese (Taiwan): [da bai-lu], 大白鷺
Zulu: iLanda

 

         

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