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White-backed Night-Heron
Gorsachius leuconotus (Wagler, 1827)
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Gorsachius

Scientific:
  Gorsachius leuconotus

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1827)

Reference:
  Syst.Av. Ardea [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: Locally in Africa south of the Sahara
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White-backed Night-Heron
Czech:
  kvakoš africký
German:
  Weißrückenreiher
Danish:
  Hvidrygget Nathejre
Spanish:
  Martinete Encapuchado
Finnish:
  silmälasihaikara
French:
  Bihoreau à dos blanc
Italian:
  Nitticora dorsobianco
Japanese:
  sejiromizogoi
Japanese:
  セジロミゾゴイ
Dutch:
  Witrugkwak
Norwegian:
  Brilledverghegre
Polish:
  slepowron bialogrzbiety
Portuguese:
  Garça-nocturna-de-dorso-branco
Russian:
  Белобокая кваква
Slovak:
  chavkoš bielochrbtý
Swedish:
  vitryggig natthäger
Chinese:
  白背夜鹭


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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   White-backed Night-heron ( Calherodius 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]
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]
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 2nd edition (1996):
   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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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witrugnagreier
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 (Kenya): White-backed Night Heron
Spanish: Garza Nocturna de Lomo Blanco, Martinete Encapuchado
Spanish (Spain): Martinete Encapuchado
Estonian: prill-ööhaigur
Finnish: Silmälasihaikara
French: Bihoreau à dos blanc, Héron bihoreau à dos blanc
Italian: Nitticora dorso bianco, Nitticora dorsobianco
Japanese: sejiromizogoi
Japanese: セジロミゾゴイ
Kwangali: Hakaruu
Latin: Ardea leuconotus, Calherodius leuconotus, Gorsachius leuconotos, Gorsachius leuconotus, Gorsachius leuconotus natalensis, Nycticorax leuconotus
Lithuanian: Baltašonis naktikovis
Dutch: Witrugkwak
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, Выпь белоспинная
Slovak: chavkoš bielochrbtý
Serbian: Beloleđi gak
Swedish: Vitryggad natthäger, vitryggig natthäger
Swahili: Kingoyo Mgongo-mweupe
Turkish: Gözlüklü Gece Balıkçılı
Chinese: 白背夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 白背虎斑鳽

 

         

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