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Australian Bittern

Ixobrychus dubius Mathews, 1912

The Black-backed Bittern (Ixobrychus dubius), also known as the Black-backed Least Bittern or Australian Little Bittern, is a little-known species of heron in the Ardeidae family found in Australia and southern New Guinea. Formerly lumped with the Little Bittern, it is one of the smallest herons in the world. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ixobrychus

Scientific:
  Ixobrychus dubius

Citation:
  Mathews, 1912

Reference:
  Novit.Zool. 18 p.234

Protonym:
  Ixobrychus minutus dubius

Avibase ID:
  32C3CEF700F81D91

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/32C3CEF7

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824074

Geographic range:

  • Ixobrychus dubius: SW and e Australia and New Guinea
English:
Australian Bittern
German:
Schwarzmanteldommel
Spanish:
Avetorillo australiano
French:
Blongios d'Australie
Italian:
Tarabusino australiano
Japanese:
seguroyoshigoi
Japanese:
セグロヨシゴイ
Dutch:
Zwartrugwoudaap
Norwegian:
Svartryggrørdrum
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartryggrøyrdrum
Polish:
bączek czarnogrzbiety
Slovak:
bučiačik austrálsky
Swedish:
svartryggig dvärgrördrom
Chinese:
黑背苇鳽


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Australian Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Australian Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Australian Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Australian Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Australian Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Australian Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Australian Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Australian Little Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Black-backed Bittern ( Ixobrychus dubius) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ixobrychus minutus dubius [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ixobrychus dubius [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ixobrychus [minutus or dubius] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Alternative arrangements:  1  2 

Other synonyms


Catalan: Martinet menut australià
German: Australien-Zwergdommel, Schwarzmanteldommel
English: Australian Bittern, Australian Black-backed Bittern, Australian Little Bittern, Black-backed Bittern
English (Australia): Australian Little Bittern
English (IOC): Black-backed Bittern
Spanish: Avetorillo australiano
Spanish (Spain): Avetorillo Australiano
Spanish (HBW): Black-backed Bittern
French: Blongios d’Australie, Blongios d'Australie, Blongios nain
Italian: Tarabusino australiano
Japanese: seguroyoshigoi
Japanese: セグロヨシゴイ
Scientific: Ixobrychus dubius, Ixobrychus minutus dubius, Ixobrychus novaezelandiae dubius
Dutch: Zwartrugwoudaap
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartryggrøyrdrum
Norwegian: Svartryggrørdrum
Polish: bączek czarnogrzbiety
Slovak: bučiačik austrálsky
Serbian: Crnoleđa čapljica
Swedish: svartryggig dvärgrördrom
Turkish: Avustralya Küçük Balabanı
Chinese: 黑背苇鳽
Chinese (Traditional): 黑背葦鳽

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