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Great Bittern

Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Eurasian Bittern or Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Botaurus

Scientific:
  Botaurus stellaris

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.144

Protonym:
  Ardea stellaris

Avibase ID:
  0F42F11AC607C758

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0F42F11A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174859

Geographic range:

  • Botaurus stellaris stellaris: Palearctic and n Afrotropical region; winters to Philippines
  • Botaurus stellaris capensis: Southern Africa
English:
Great Bittern
Czech:
bukač velký
German:
Rohrdommel
Danish:
Rørdrum
Spanish:
Avetoro Común
Finnish:
kaulushaikara
French:
Butor étoilé
Icelandic:
Sefþvari
Italian:
Tarabuso
Japanese:
sankanogoi
Japanese:
サンカノゴイ
Dutch:
Roerdomp
Norwegian:
Rørdrum
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Røyrdrum
Polish:
bąk
Portuguese:
Abetouro-comum
Russian:
Большая выпь
Slovak:
bučiak veľký
Swedish:
rördrom
Ukrainian:
Бугай водяний
Chinese:
大麻鳽


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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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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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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Great Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Butor étoilé ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Butor étoilé ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
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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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2018:
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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 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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Pinnated Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Great Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Botaurus stellaris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Botaurus stellaris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Botaurus stellaris [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Great Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Great Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Great Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Botaurus stellaris [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Botaurus stellaris [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Grootrietreier, Grootrietreier (Roerdomp)
Arabic: الواق, الواق بو الخصيف, بوبو(الواق الكبير)
Asturian: Avetoru, Garcia Muxidora
Azerbaijani: Iri danquşu
Belarusian: Бугай, Чапля-бугай
Bulgarian: Голям воден бик
Bengali: বাঘা বগলা
Breton: Ar bongorz bras, Bongorz
Catalan: Bitó, Bitó comú, Bitor
Catalan (Balears): Bitó
Valencian: Bitor
Montenegrin: bukavac
Czech: Bukac velký, Bukač velký, bukaè velký
Welsh: Aderyn y bwn, Bwm y gors, Bwmp y gors
Danish: Rørdrum
German: Große Rohrdommel, Rohrdommel, Rohrdrommel
Greek: (Ευρασιατικός) Ήταυρος, Βουρωδιός, Ηταυρος
Greek (Cypriot): Βουρωδιός
English: African Bittern, Bittern, Common Bittern, Eurasian Bittern, Eurasian Great Bittern, Great Bittern, Pinnated Bittern
English (IOC): Eurasian Bittern
Esperanto: Granda botaûro
Spanish: Avetor Comun, Avetoro, Avetoro Común, Mirasol Común
Spanish (Spain): Avetoro Común
Spanish (HBW): Avetoro común
Estonian: Hüüp
Basque: Bitó comú, Txori zezen arrunt, Txori zezen arrunta
Persian: بوتیمار بزرگ
Finnish: Kaulushaikara
Faroese: Mækjuglámur
French: Butor d'Europe, Butor étoilé, Grand Butor
Frisian: Reiddomp
Irish: Bonnán
Gaelic: Corra Ghrain
Galician: Abetouro, abetouro común, Bitó comú
Manx: Coar vooar
Hebrew: אנפה מסורטטת, אנפה משורטטת
Croatian: Bukavac, Bukavac nebogled
Hungarian: Bölömbika
Armenian: [Mets Jrntsul ], Մեծ Ջրցուլ
Icelandic: Sefþvari
Italian: Tarabusco, Tarabuso, Tarabuso eurasiatico
Japanese: sanka no goi, sankanogoi, Sankano-goi
Japanese: サンカノゴイ
Japanese (Kanji): 三家五位
Georgian: დიდი ყარაულა, ყარაულა, წულის ბუღა, წყლის ბუღა
Khakas: Кöл пугазы
Kazakh: Үлкен кєлбұқа, Үлкен әупілдек
Kazakh (Transliteration): ülken kölbuqa
Korean: 알락해오라기
Korean (Transliteration): allak-haeoragi, odoi tsoiron, turag bukh shuvuu, usni bukh
Karelian: Kaglushaikar
Cornish: Clabyttour
Kwangali: Shivo
Scientific: Ardea stellaris, Botaurus stellaris, Botaurus stellaris stellaris
Luxembourgish: Grouss Dommel, Mouerochs
Lithuanian: Bublys, Bukas, Didysis baublys, Dūkas, Kaukutis, Rėklys, Ūpas
Latvian: Dumplis, Ezergailis, Lielais dumpis, Ūdens vērsis
Macedonian: Букаец, Голем воден бик
Malayalam: പെരുങ്കൊച്ച
Mongolian: Бух шувуу, Тураг бух шувуу, Усны бух, Усны бухшувуу
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠣᠰᠣᠨ ᠤ ᠪᠣᠬ᠎ᠠ ᠰᠢᠪᠠᠭᠣ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠣᠰᠣᠨ ᠤ ᠪᠣᠬ᠎ᠠ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Одой цойрон, Усны бух шувуу
Mongolian (Transliteration): usni bukh-shuvuu
Moldavian: Buhai de baltă
Malay: Burung Pucung Danau, Burung Pucung Paya
Maltese: Kappun
Dutch: Roerdomp
Norwegian Nynorsk: Røyrdrum
Norwegian: Rørdrum
Polish: bak, Bąk, bąk (zwyczajny), Bąk przylądkowy, Bąk zwyczajny
Pinyin: dà má-lù, dà má-yán, dà shuǐ luòtuo, pú jī
Portuguese: abetouro, Abetouro-comum
Portuguese (Portugal): Abetouro
Romansh: Tarbegl grond
Romanian: Buhai de baltă
Russian: Vyp, Большая выль, Большая выпь, Выпь, Выпь большая
Scots: Corra ghrain
Sindhi: ث رًډ يب ث ٿٍِ
Slovak: Bučiak trsťový, bučiak trsťový/bučiak veľký, Bučiak veľký
Slovenian: bobnarica, velika bobnarica
Albanian: Gakthi
Serbian: Bukavac, bukovac, Vodeni bik, Букавак, Букавац
Sotho, Southern: Khoiti-mohlaka
Swedish: Rördrom
Swahili: Vumatiti Mkubwa
Thai: นกยางแดงใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók yaaŋ daeeŋ yày
Tswana: Kgapu
Turkish: Balaban, Balaban Kuşu, Үлкен көлбұқа
Tuvinian: бургураа, Далай бугазы
Ukrainian: Бугай, Бугай водяний
Vietnamese: Chim Diệc sao, Chim Vạc rạ, Vạc rạ
Chinese: [da ma-lu], [da ma-yan], [da shui luotuo], [pu ji], 大水骆驼, 大麻, 大麻千干鸟, 大麻, 大麻鳽, 大麻鷺, 蒲鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 大水駱駝, 大麻鳽, 大麻鷺, 大麻鷺〔大麻鳽〕, 蒲雞
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 大麻鷺
Chinese (Taiwan): [da ma-lu], 大麻鷺, 大麻鹭
Zulu: Umabu

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