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White-backed Duck
Thalassornis leuconotus Eyton, 1838
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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Thalassornis

Scientific:
  Thalassornis leuconotus

Citation:
  Eyton, 1838

Reference:
  Monogr.Anatidae p.168

Protonym:
  Thalassornis leuconotus

Avibase ID:
  2EEDACD56C704AE5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2EEDACD5

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175253

Geographic range:

  • Thalassornis leuconotus leuconotus: Locally in Africa south of the Sahara
  • Thalassornis leuconotus insularis: Locally in aquatic lowlands of Madagascar
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White-backed Duck
Czech:
  husička krátkoocasá
German:
  Weißrücken-Pfeifgans
Danish:
  Lappedykkerand
Spanish:
  Pato Dorsiblanco
Finnish:
  lampisorsa
French:
  Dendrocygne à dos blanc
Italian:
  Anatra dorsobianco
Japanese:
  koshijirogamo
Japanese:
  コシジロガモ
Dutch:
  Witrugeend
Norwegian:
  Hvitryggand
Polish:
  pokraczka
Portuguese:
  Pato-de-dorso-branco
Russian:
  Белоспинная савка
Slovak:
  stromárka jarabá
Swedish:
  vitryggig and
Chinese:
  白背鸭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Dendrocygne à dos blanc ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Dendrocygne à dos blanc ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotos) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotos) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
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):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
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):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
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:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotos) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
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:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Thalassornis leuconotus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Thalassornis leuconotus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Thalassornis leuconotus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Thalassornis leuconotus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Thalassornis leuconotus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witrugeend
Catalan: Ànec cabusset
Czech: husička krátkoocasá, Kachnice belohrbetá
Danish: Lappedykkerand
German: Weißrückenente, Weißrucken-Pfeifgans, Weißrücken-Pfeifgans
English: White backed Duck, Whitebacked Duck, White-backed Duck, White-backed Whistling Duck, White-backed Whistling-Duck
English (Kenya): White-backed Duck
Spanish: Pato de Lomo Blanco, Pato Dorsiblanco
Spanish (Spain): Pato Dorsiblanco
Estonian: püttpart
Finnish: lampisorsa, Valkoselkäsorsa
French: Canard à dos blanc, Dendrocygne à dos blanc, Erismature à dos blanc, Érismature à dos blanc
Hebrew: ברווז לבן גב
Hungarian: vöcsökréce
Italian: Anatra dal dorso bianco, Anatra dorsobianco
Japanese: koshijirogamo
Japanese: コシジロガモ
Latin: Thalassornis leuconotos, Thalassornis leuconotus, Thalassornis leuconotus leuconotus
Lithuanian: Baltanugarė antis
Malagasy: Bedoka, Behola, Beloha, Danamona, Maheriloha, Salapiko
Dutch: Witrugeend
Norwegian: Hvitryggand
Polish: pokraczka
Portuguese: Pato-de-dorso-branco
Russian: Белоспинная савка, Белоспинная утка
Slovak: Stromárka jarabá
Shona: Dada
Sotho, Southern: Letata
Swedish: Vitryggad and, vitryggig and
Swahili: Kotwe
Turkish: Ak Sırtlı Ördek
Tsonga: Sekwa
Ukrainian: Стромярка
Xhosa: Idada
Chinese: 白背鸭
Chinese (Traditional): 白背鴨

 

         

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