Your login:

Password:

Stay signed in

Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email.


Welcome Guest

Black Heron

Egretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827)

The Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) also known as the Black Egret, is an African heron. It is a medium-sized (42.5–66 cm in height), black-plumaged heron with yellow legs and feet. It is found south of the Sahara Desert, including Madagascar, and prefers shallow open waters, such as the edges of freshwater lakes and ponds. It may also be found in marshes, river edges, rice fields, and seasonally flooded grasslands. In coastal areas, it may be found feeding along tidal rivers and creeks, alkaline lakes, and tidal flats. Its breeding range is between Senegal and Sudan and to the south. It is found mainly on the eastern half of the continent. It has also been observed in Greece. Source: Wikipedia




(0 votes)
Photo powered by flickr.com.


Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Egretta

Scientific:
  Egretta ardesiaca

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1827)

Reference:
  Syst.Av. Ardea [p.181] sp.20

Protonym:
  Ardea ardesiaca

Avibase ID:
  74853F898557A8BD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/74853F89

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174819

Geographic range:

  • Egretta ardesiaca: Locally in Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
English:
Black Heron
Czech:
volavka černá
German:
Glockenreiher
Danish:
Skyggehejre
Spanish:
Garceta Azabache
Finnish:
varjostajahaikara
French:
Aigrette ardoisée
Icelandic:
Svarthegri
Italian:
Airone ardesia
Japanese:
kurokosagi
Japanese:
クロコサギ
Dutch:
Zwarte Reiger
Norwegian:
Skyggehegre
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Skuggehegre
Polish:
czapla czarna
Portuguese:
Garça-preta
Russian:
Чёрная цапля
Slovak:
volavka čierna
Swedish:
svarthäger
Ukrainian:
Чепура чорна
Chinese:
黑鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Black Egret ( Egretta ardesiaca)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Black Egret ( Egretta ardesiaca)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Black Egret ( Egretta ardesiaca)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Aigrette ardoisée ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Aigrette ardoisée ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 1st edition:
Black Heron ( Melanophoyx ardesiaca)
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Heron ( Hydranassa ardesiaca)
Clements 4th edition:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements, version 2015:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements, version 2016:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements, version 2017:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Clements, version 2018:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 1.50:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 1.52:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 1.53:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 1.54:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 1.55:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 2015:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 2016:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 2017:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
eBird version 2018:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
James Lee Peters:
Egretta ardesiaca
James Lee Peters (original):
Melanophoyx ardesiaca
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Egretta ardesiaca
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black Heron ( Egretta ardesiaca)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Egretta ardesiaca
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Egretta ardesiaca

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

Your sightings

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Related taxa

Other related concepts

Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartreier
Catalan: Martinet negre
Czech: Volavka cerná, volavka černá
Danish: Skyggehejre
German: Glockenreiher
English: Black Egret, Black Heron
English (IOC): Black Heron
English (Kenya): Black Heron
Spanish: Garceta Azabache
Spanish (Spain): Garceta Azabache
Spanish (HBW): Garceta azabache
Estonian: nõgihaigur
Finnish: Liuskehaikara, Sysihaikara, varjostajahaikara
French: Aigrette ardoisée, Blongios ardoisé, Héron ardoisé, Héron garde-bœuf ardoise, Héron noir
Hebrew: אנפה שחורה, לבנית כהה, שחורה כליל
Hungarian: haranggém
Icelandic: Svarthegri
Italian: Airone ardesia, Airone ardesiaco, Airone nero
Japanese: kurokosagi
Japanese: クロコサギ
Kwangali: Samunkoma Gomusavagani
Scientific: Ardea ardesiaca, Egretta ardesiaca, Hydranassa ardesiaca, Melanophoryx ardesiaca, Melanophoyx ardesiaca
Lithuanian: Juodasis garnys
Latvian: melnais gārnis
Malagasy: Lombokoma, Ombikomana, Rafanopoka, Salobokomana
Dutch: Zwarte Reiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Skuggehegre
Norwegian: Skyggehegre
Polish: czapla czarna
Portuguese: Garça-preta
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-preta
Russian: Африканская Черная Цапля, зонтичная, Зонтичная цапля, Цапля африканская черная, Чёрная цапля
Slovak: Volavka čierna
Slovenian: črna čaplja
Serbian: Velika crna čaplja
Swedish: Svarthäger
Swahili: Kulasitara
Turkish: Kara Balıkçıl
Ukrainian: Чепура чорна
Chinese: 黑鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 黑鷺
Zulu: iKuwela

Avibase has been visited 280,176,825 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy