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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Order:
  Ciconiiformes
Family:
  Ardeidae

Scientific:
  Egretta garzetta
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Protonym:
  Ardea Garzetta

Avibase ID:
  A6E9EDE55D229ED9

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174816

Geographic range:

  • Egretta garzetta garzetta: Widespread Eurasia, east and South Africa
  • Egretta garzetta nigripes: Java and Philippines to New Guinea
  • Egretta garzetta nigripes (immaculata): N and e Australia; occasional New Zealand
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Little Egret
Czech:
  volavka stříbřitá
German:
  Seidenreiher
Danish:
  Silkehejre
Spanish:
  Garceta Común
Finnish:
  silkkihaikara
French:
  Aigrette garzette
Icelandic:
  Bjarthegri
Italian:
  Garzetta comune
Japanese:
  kosagi
Japanese:
  コサギ
Dutch:
  Kleine Zilverreiger
Norwegian:
  Silkehegre
Polish:
  czapla nadobna
Portuguese:
  Garça-branca-pequena
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-negra
Russian:
  Малая белая цапля
Slovak:
  beluša malá
Swedish:
  Silkeshäger
Chinese:
  小白鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Aigrette garzette ( Egretta garzetta)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Aigrette garzette ( Egretta garzetta)
Clements 1st edition:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Clements 4th edition:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
James Lee Peters:
    Egretta garzetta
James Lee Peters (original):
    Egretta garzetta
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Egretta garzetta
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Egretta garzetta

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes considered a nominal subspecies)

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

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kleinwitreier
Arabic: الغرنوق الأبيض, بلشون ابيض صغير
Asturian: Garcia Cande, Garcina
Azerbaijani: Kiçik ağ vağ
Belarusian: Малая белая чапля
Bulgarian: Малка бяла чапла
Breton: An herlegon bihan
Catalan: Agró blanc, Martinet blanc
Catalan (Balears): Agró blanc
Czech: volavka støíbøitá, Volavka stríbritá, Volavka stříbřitá
Welsh: Crëyr bach, Crëyr gwen lleiaf, Crёyr Bach
Danish: Silkehejre
German: Seidenreiher
Greek: (Κοινός) Λευκοτσικνιάς, Λευκοτσικνιάς, Χιονάτη
Greek (Cypriot): Χιονάτη
English: Little Egret
Esperanto: Malgranda egretardeo
Spanish: Garceta Comun, Garceta Común, Garza Chiquita, Garza Pequeña
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Garza Chiquita
Estonian: Siidhaigur
Basque: Lertxuntxo txikia, Martinet blanc
Finnish: Silkkihaikara
Faroese: Silkihegri
French: Aigrette blanche, Aigrette garzette, Garzette blanche, Héron garzette, Petite Aigrette
Irish: Éigrit Bheag
Gaelic: Corra Gheal Bheag
Galician: Garzota, Martinet blanc
Haitian Creole French: Ti Krabye etranje
Hebrew: לבנית קטנה
Hindi: Chinna vellai kokku
Croatian: Mala Bijela Caplja, Mala Bijela Čaplja
Hungarian: Kis kócsag
Armenian: [Spitak Pokr Taregh ], Սպիտակ Փոքր Տառեղ
Indonesian: Bango putih kecil, Kuntul kecil, Kuntul perak kecil
Icelandic: Bjarthegri
Italian: Garzetta, Garzetta comune
Japanese: kosagi, Ko-sagi
Japanese: コサギ
Georgian: პატარა თეთრი ყანჩა, პატარა ოყარა
Kazakh: Кишкене аққұтан
Korean: 쇠백로
Cornish: Kerghyth penvagas lyha
Kwangali: Samunkoma
Latin: Ardea garzetta, Egretta garzetta
Lithuanian: Mažasis baltasis garnys
Latvian: Mazais baltais gārnis
Macedonian: Мала бела (Сребреникава) чапја
Malayalam: ചിന്നമുണ്ടി   
Mamasa: korong ula
Malay: Bangau Kecil
Maltese: Agrett Abjad
Dutch: Kleine Zilverreiger
Norwegian: Silkehegre
Polish: czapla nadobna
Portuguese: garça branca pequena, Garça-branca-pequena, Garça-branca-pequena-europeia / Garça-branca
Portuguese (Brazil): Garça-negra
Romansh: Irun da saida
Russian: Malaya Belaya Tsaplya, Малая белая цапля, Цапля малая белая
Northern Sami: Silkeháigir
Slovak: beluša malá, volavka striebristá, volavka striebristá (beluša malá)
Slovenian: mala bela caplja, mala belacaplja
Albanian: Çapka e bardhë e vogël
Serbian: Mala bela caplja, mala bijela caplja, mala bijela čaplja, Мала бела цаплја
Sotho, Southern: Leholosiane
Swedish: Silkeshäger
Swahili: Dandala
Thai: นกยางเปีย
Turkish: Küçük Ak Balıkçıl, küçük ak balykçyl, Küçük Akbalıkçıl, Küçük Beyaz Balıkçıl
Ukrainian: Мала біла чапля, Чепура мала
Vietnamese: Cò trắng
Chinese: 大白鹭, 小白鷺, 小白鹭, 白 鹭, 白鹭
Zulu: iNgekle

 

         

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