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Pacific Heron

Ardea pacifica Latham, J 1802

The white-necked heron or Pacific heron is a species of heron that is found on most of the Australian continent wherever freshwater habitats exist. It is also found in parts of Indonesia, New Guinea and New Zealand, but is uncommon in Tasmania. The populations of this species in Australia are known to be nomadic like most water birds in Australia, moving from one water source to another often entering habitats they have not previously occupied, taking advantage of flooding and heavy rain where the surplus of food allows them to breed and raise their young. Population explosions have been known when the environmental conditions are right for this species in places where they have been rare or unknown. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
   Ardea
Scientific:
  Ardea pacifica


Original description

Citation:
  Latham, J 1802

Reference:
   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:
  1801

Protonym:
  Ardea pacifica

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261439


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  69F7C03035BC02CC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-69F7C030

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/69F7C030


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174789

Geographic range:

  • Ardea pacifica: Wetlands of Australia and Tasmania; straggler to s New Guinea
English:
Pacific Heron
Catalan:
Bernat collblanc
Czech:
volavka bělokrká
Danish:
Hvidhalset Hejre
German:
Weißhalsreiher
Spanish:
Garza Cuelliblanca
Spanish (Spain):
Garza Cuelliblanca
Finnish:
valkopäähaikara
French:
Héron à tête blanche
Croatian:
bjeloglava čaplja
Hungarian:
fehérnyakú gém
Icelandic:
Trefilhegri
Italian:
Airone del Pacifico
Japanese (romaji):
shirogashirasagi
Japanese:
シロガシラサギ
Lithuanian:
Baltakaklis garnys
Dutch:
Withalsreiger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvithovudhegre
Norwegian:
Hvithodehegre
Polish:
czapla białoszyja
Portuguese:
Garça-de-pescoço-branco
Russian:
Белошейная цапля
Slovak:
volavka bielokrká
Swedish:
vithalsad häger
Ukrainian:
Чапля білошия
Chinese:
白颈鹭
Chinese (Traditional):
白頸鷺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Héron à tête blanche ( Ardea pacifica)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Héron à tête blanche ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 1st edition:
Pacific White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements, version 2021:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements, version 2022:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 3rd edition:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 4th edition:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements, version 2015:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements, version 2016:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements, version 2017:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements, version 2018:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Clements, version 2019:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 1.50:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 1.52:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 1.53:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 1.54:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 1.55:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 2015:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 2016:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 2017:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 2018:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 2019:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 2021:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
eBird version 2022:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Ardea pacifica
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ardea pacifica
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ardea pacifica
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Pacific Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
White-necked Heron ( Ardea pacifica)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea pacifica
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea pacifica

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bulgarian: Тихоокеанска чапла
Catalan: Bernat collblanc
Czech: Volavka belokrká, volavka bělokrká
Danish: Hvidhalset Hejre
German: Weißhalsreiher
English: Pacific Heron, Pacific White-necked Heron, White-becked Heron, White-necked Heron
English (Australia): White-necked Heron
English, HBW: White-necked Heron
English (IOC): White-necked Heron
English (New Zealand): Pacific Heron (White-necked Heron)
English (United States): Pacific Heron
Esperanto: blankkola ardeo, Pacifika ardeo
Spanish: Garza Cuelliblanca, Garza de Cuello Blanco
Spanish (Spain): Garza Cuelliblanca
Spanish (HBW): Pacific Heron
Estonian: valgepea-haigur
Finnish: Valkopäähaikara
French: Héron à gorge blanche, Héron à tête blanche
Croatian: bjeloglava čaplja
Hungarian: fehérnyakú gém
Indonesian: Cangak Pasifik
Icelandic: Trefilhegri
Italian: Airone collobianco, Airone del Pacifico
Japanese (romaji): shirogashirasagi
Japanese: シロガシラサギ
Kirghiz: ак моюн кытан
Scientific: Ardea pacifica, Notophoyx pacifica alexandrae
Lithuanian: Baltakaklis garnys
Dutch: Withalsreiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvithovudhegre
Norwegian: Hvithalshegre, Hvithodehegre
Polish: czapla bialoszyja, czapla białoszyja
Portuguese: Garça-de-pescoço-branco
Portuguese (Portugal): garça-de-pescoço-branco
Russian: Белошейная цапля, Тихоокеанская Цапля, Цапля тихоокеанская
Slovak: Volavka bielokrká
Swedish: vithalsad häger, Vitnackad häger
Turkish: Ak Boyunlu Balıkçıl
Tatar: ак муенлы челән
Ukrainian: Чапля білошия
Chinese: 白颈鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 白頸鷺

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