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Cape Gannet
Morus capensis (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Sulidae
Genus:
  Morus

Scientific:
  Morus capensis

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.86

Protonym:
  Dysporus capensis

Avibase ID:
  775E93D7FC5685AC

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/775E93D7

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561224


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Morus capensis: Breeds islands off s Africa; disperses to coastal Mozambique
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Cape Gannet
Czech:
  terej jihoafrický
German:
  Kaptölpel
Danish:
  Kapsule
Spanish:
  Alcatraz de El Cabo
Finnish:
  kapinsuula
French:
  Fou du Cap
Icelandic:
  Höfðasúla
Italian:
  Sula del Capo
Japanese:
  ke-pushirokatsuodori
Japanese:
  ケープシロカツオドリ
Dutch:
  Kaapse Jan-van-gent
Norwegian:
  Kappsule
Polish:
  gluptak przyladkowy
Portuguese:
  Atobá-do-cabo
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Atobá-do-cabo
Russian:
  Капская олуша
Slovak:
  sula tmavochvostá
Swedish:
  kapsula
Chinese:
  南非鲣


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Cape Gannet ( Sula capensis)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Cape Gannet ( Sula capensis)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Fou du Cap ( Morus capensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Fou du Cap ( Morus capensis)
Clements 1st edition:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Clements 4th edition:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Cape Gannet ( Sula capensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
James Lee Peters:
    Sula capensis
James Lee Peters (original):
    Morus capensis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Sula capensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   Cape Gannet ( Morus capensis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Morus capensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Morus capensis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witmalgas
Catalan: Mascarell del Cap
Czech: Terej jihoafrický
Danish: Kapsule
German: Kaptölpel
English: African Gannet, Cape Gannet, Cape Gannett, Malagash, Malagash Gannet, South African Gannet
Spanish: Alactraz del Cabo, Alcatraz de El Cabo, Piquero del cabo
Spanish (Argentine): Piquero del cabo
Spanish (Spain): Alcatraz del Cabo
Spanish (Peru): Alcatraz de El Cabo
Spanish (Uruguay): Piquero de El Cabo, Piquero del Cabo
Estonian: kapi suula
Finnish: Kapinsuula
French: Fou du Cap
Hungarian: fokföldi szula, Fökföldi szula
Icelandic: Höfðasúla
Italian: Sula del Capo
Japanese: keapushirokatsuodori, ke-pushirokatsuodori
Japanese: ケアプシロカツオドリ, ケープシロカツオドリ
Latin: Dysporus capensis, Morus capensis, Sula capensis
Lithuanian: Kapinis padūkėlis, Kapo padūkėlis
Latvian: Kāpzemes sulla
Dutch: Kaapse Jan van Gent, Kaapse Jan-van-gent
Norwegian: Kappsule
Polish: gluptak przyladkowy, głuptak przylądkowy
Portuguese: Alcatraz do Cabo, Atobá-do-cabo, Atobá-do-cabo / Alcatraz do Cabo, atobá-do-cabo / alcatraz-do-cabo
Portuguese (Brazil): atoba-do-cabo, Atobá-do-cabo
Portuguese (Portugal): Alcatraz-do-cabo
Russian: Капская олуша
Slovak: Sula tmavochvostá
Slovenian: kapski strmoglavec
Serbian: Kapska bluna
Swedish: Kaphavssula, Kapsula
Swahili: Ndegejinga Kusi
Turkish: Kap Sümsüğu, Kap sümsüğü
Ukrainian: Сула африканська
Xhosa: Umkholonjane
Chinese: 南非鲣
Chinese (Traditional): 南非鰹鳥

 

         

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