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White-backed Night-Heron

Gorsachius leuconotus (Wagler, 1827)

The White-backed Night Heron (Gorsachius leuconotus) is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. This relatively small and dark night heron is found throughout a large part of sub-Saharan Africa. It was formerly placed in the genus Nycticorax. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Gorsachius

Scientific:
  Gorsachius leuconotus

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1827)

Reference:
  Syst.Av. [p.189] sp.33

Protonym:
  Ardea Leuconotus

Avibase ID:
  3C12AA44FDEE84C6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3C12AA44

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560272

Geographic range:

  • Gorsachius leuconotus leuconotus: Senegal east to Nigeria
  • Gorsachius leuconotus natalensis: Cameroon south to northwestern Angola and east to eastern Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, south through eastern Africa to southeastern Angola, northern Botswana, and eastern South Africa
English:
White-backed Night-Heron
Catalan:
Martinet de nit encaputxat
Czech:
kvakoš africký
Danish:
Hvidrygget Nathejre
German:
Weißrückenreiher
Spanish:
Martinete Encapuchado
Spanish (Spain):
Martinete Encapuchado
Finnish:
silmälasihaikara
French:
Bihoreau à dos blanc
Croatian:
afrički gak
Icelandic:
Söðulhegri
Italian:
Nitticora dorsobianco
Japanese (romaji):
sejiromizogoi
Japanese:
セジロミゾゴイ
Lithuanian:
Baltašonis naktikovis
Dutch:
Witrugkwak
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Brilledverghegre
Norwegian:
Brilledverghegre
Polish:
ślepowron białogrzbiety
Portuguese:
Garça-nocturna-de-dorso-branco
Russian:
Белоспинная кваква
Slovak:
chavkoš bielochrbtý
Serbian:
Beloleđi gak
Swedish:
vitryggig natthäger
Ukrainian:
Квак білобокий
Chinese:
白背夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional):
白背虎斑鳽


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-backed Night-heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Bihoreau à dos blanc ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Bihoreau à dos blanc ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
White-backed Night Heron ( Nycticorax leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-backed Night Heron ( Nycticorax leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
White-backed Night-heron ( Nycticorax leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Nycticorax leuconotus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Nycticorax leuconotus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Calherodius leuconotus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Nycticorax leuconotus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
White-backed Night-Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
White-backed Night Heron ( Gorsachius leuconotus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gorsachius leuconotus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gorsachius leuconotus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Witrugnagreier
Bulgarian: Белогърба нощна чапла
Catalan: Martinet de nit encaputxat
Czech: Kvakoš africký
Danish: Hvidrygget Nathejre
German: Weißrücken-Nachtreiher, Weißrückenreiher
English: White backed Night Heron, Whitebacked Night Heron, White-backed Night Heron, White-backed Night-Heron
English, HBW: White-backed Night-heron
English (IOC): White-backed Night Heron
English (Kenya): White-backed Night Heron
English (United States): White-backed Night-Heron
Spanish: Garza Nocturna de Lomo Blanco, Martinete Encapuchado
Spanish (Spain): Martinete Encapuchado
Spanish (HBW): White-backed Night-Heron
Estonian: prill-ööhaigur
Finnish: Silmälasihaikara
French: Bihoreau à dos blanc, Héron bihoreau à dos blanc
Croatian: afrički gak
Icelandic: Söðulhegri
Italian: Nitticora dorso bianco, Nitticora dorsobianco
Japanese (romaji): sejiromizogoi
Japanese: セジロミゾゴイ
Kwangali: Hakaruu
Scientific: Ardea leuconotus, Calherodias leuconotus natalensis, Calherodius leuconotus, Gorsachius leuconotos, Gorsachius leuconotus, Gorsachius leuconotus leuconotus, Gorsachius leuconotus natalensis, Nycticorax leuconotus
Lithuanian: Baltašonis naktikovis
Dutch: Witrugkwak
Norwegian Nynorsk: Brilledverghegre
Norwegian: Brilledverghegre
Polish: slepowron bialogrzbiety, ślepowron białogrzbiety
Portuguese: Garça-nocturna-de-dorso-branco
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-nocturna-de-dorso-branco
Russian: Белобокая кваква, Белоспинная Выпь, Белоспинная кваква, Выпь белоспинная
Slovak: chavkoš bielochrbtý
Serbian: Beloleđi gak
Swedish: Vitryggad natthäger, vitryggig natthäger
Swahili: Kingoyo Mgongo-mweupe
Turkish: Gözlüklü Gece Balıkçılı, Gözlüklü Gece Balıkçılı
Ukrainian: Квак білобокий
Chinese: 白背夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 白背虎斑鳽

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