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Western Great or Eastern Great Egret

Ardea [alba or modesta] (= Ardea alba) Linnaeus, 1758

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Species concept Clements 1st editionClements, version 2021Clements 3rd editionClements 4th editionClements 5th edition (as published)Clements 6th edition
Ardea [alba or modesta] Casmerodius albus
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
Egretta alba
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
* Ardea alba  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea alba [alba]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea alba alba  
 
Ardea alba alba
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea alba alba
 
Ardea alba alba
 
Ardea alba melanorhynchos  
 
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea alba melanorhyncha
 
Ardea alba melanorhyncha
 
Ardea alba egretta  
 
Ardea alba egretta
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea alba egretta
 
Ardea alba egretta
 
* Ardea modesta  
 
Ardea alba modesta
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea alba modesta
 
Ardea alba modesta
 
Ardea modesta (modesta)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea modesta (maorianus)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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