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Black-headed Heron

Ardea melanocephala Children & Vigors, 1826

The Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, common throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. It is mainly resident, but some west African birds move further north in the rainy season. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea melanocephala

Citation:
  Children & Vigors, 1826

Reference:
  Narr.travelN.Cent.Afr.[Denham & Clapperton] App.XXI p.201

Protonym:
  Ardea melanocephala

Avibase ID:
  25A648FE397BB822

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/25A648FE

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174787

Geographic range:

  • Ardea melanocephala: Grasslands and savanna of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
Black-headed Heron
Czech:
volavka africká
German:
Schwarzhalsreiher
Danish:
Sorthovedet Hejre
Spanish:
Garza Cabecinegra
Finnish:
kobolttihaikara
French:
Héron mélanocéphale
Icelandic:
Hettuhegri
Italian:
Airone testanera
Japanese:
zuguroaosagi
Japanese:
ズグロアオサギ
Dutch:
Zwartkopreiger
Norwegian:
Svarthodehegre
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svarthovudhegre
Polish:
czapla czarnoglowa
Portuguese:
Garça-de-cabeça-preta
Russian:
Черношейная цапля
Slovak:
volavka čiernohlavá
Swedish:
svarthuvad häger
Ukrainian:
Чапля чорноголова
Chinese:
黑头鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Black-headed Heron ( Ardea melanocephala)
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):
Black-headed Heron ( Ardea melanocephala)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Héron mélanocéphale ( Ardea melanocephala)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Héron mélanocéphale ( Ardea melanocephala)
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 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 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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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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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 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 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 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black-headed Heron ( Ardea melanocephala)
James Lee Peters:
Ardea melanocephala
James Lee Peters (original):
Ardea melanocephala
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Ardea melanocephala
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black-headed Heron ( Ardea melanocephala)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black-headed Heron ( Ardea melanocephala)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black-headed Heron ( Ardea melanocephala)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea melanocephala
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea melanocephala

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Swartkopreier
Catalan: Bernat capnegre
Czech: Volavka africká
Danish: Sorthovedet Hejre
German: Schwarzhalsreiher, Schwarzkopfreiher
Maldivian: Noo Maakanaa
English: Blackheaded Heron, Black-headed Heron, Black-necked Heron
English (IOC): Black-headed Heron
English (Kenya): Black-headed Heron
Spanish: Garza Cabecinegra, Garza de Cabeza Negra
Spanish (Spain): Garza Cabecinegra
Spanish (HBW): Garza cabecinegra
Estonian: savannihaigur
Finnish: Kobolttihaikara
French: Héron à tête noire, Héron mélanocéphale
Hebrew: אנפה שחורת ראש, אנפה שחורת־ראש, אנפה שחורת-ראש, אנפת שחורת־ראש
Croatian: Crnoglava čaplja
Hungarian: feketenyakú gém
Icelandic: Hettuhegri
Italian: Airone testanera
Japanese: zuguroaosagi
Japanese: ズグロアオサギ
Kwangali: Ebo
Scientific: Ardea melanocephala
Lithuanian: Juodagalvis garnys, Juodakaklis garnys
Latvian: melnkakla gārnis
Dutch: Zwartkopreiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svarthovudhegre
Norwegian: Svarthodehegre
Polish: czapla czarnoglowa, czapla czarnogłowa
Portuguese: Garca de cabeca preta, Garca-de-cabeca-preta, Garça-de-cabeça-preta
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-de-cabeça-preta
Russian: Цапля черноголовая, Черноголовая цапля, Черношейная цапля
Slovak: Volavka čiernohlavá
Slovenian: črnoglava čaplja
Serbian: Crnoglava čaplja
Sotho, Southern: Kokolofitoe
Swedish: Svarthuvad häger
Swahili: Koikoi Majoka
Tswana: Kôkôlôhutwê
Turkish: kara boyunlu balıkçıl, Kara-boyunlu Balıkçıl
Ukrainian: Чапля чорноголова
Xhosa: Isikhwalimanzi
Chinese: 黑头鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 黑頭鷺
Zulu: uNokilonki

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