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Great Blue Heron (occidentalis)

Ardea herodias occidentalis Audubon, 1835




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
   Ardea
Scientific:
  Ardea herodias occidentalis


Original description

Citation:
  Audubon, 1835

Reference:
  BirdsAm. p.542

Protonym:
  Ardea occidentalis

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B337D50F0A1E4FAE

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B337D50F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B337D50F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174780


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Ardea herodias occidentalis: S Florida through West Indies to islands off Venezuela
English:
Great Blue Heron (occidentalis)
Czech:
volavka velká (ssp. occidentalis)
Danish:
Stor Blåhejre, Hvid form (ssp. occidentalis)
German:
Kanadareiher (occidentalis)
Spanish:
Garza Azulada (occidentalis)
Spanish (Spain):
Garza azulada (occidentalis)
Finnish:
amerikanharmaahaikara (occidentalis)
French:
Grand Héron (occidentalis)
Icelandic:
Bláhegri (occidentalis)
Japanese (romaji):
ooaosagi (occidentalis)
Japanese:
オオアオサギ(occidentalis)
Lithuanian:
Didysis pilkasis garnys (occidentalis)
Dutch:
Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger (witte vorm)
Norwegian:
herodiashegre (occidentalis)
Polish:
czapla modra (occidentalis)
Portuguese (Brazil):
garça-azul-grande (occidentalis)
Russian:
Большая голубая цапля (occidentalis)
Slovak:
volavka karibská (skup.)
Serbian:
Velika plava čaplja (occidentalis)
Swedish:
amerikansk gråhäger (occidentalis)


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Great Blue Heron (occidentalis) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Great Blue Heron (Great White) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ardea occidentalis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies (candidate for split)

This taxon is a subspecies of Ardea herodias

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Голяма синя чапла (ssp. occidentalis)
Czech: volavka velká (ssp. occidentalis)
Danish: Stor Blåhejre, Hvid form (ssp. occidentalis), Stor Hvid Hejre
German: Kanadareiher (occidentalis)
Greek: Αμερικανικός Σταχτοτσικνιάς (occidentalis)
English: Great Blue Heron (Great White), Great Blue Heron (occidentalis), Great Blue Heron (White form), Great White Heron
English, HBW: Great Blue Heron (White form)
English (IOC): Great Blue Heron (White form)
English (United States): Great Blue Heron (Great White), Great Blue Heron (White form)
Spanish: Garza Azulada (occidentalis), Garza Morena (occidentalis)
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garzón Azulado (occidentalis)
Spanish (Cuba): Garcilote azul (forma blanca, occidentalis)
Spanish (Ecuador): Garzón Azul (occidentalis)
Spanish (Spain): Garza Azulada (occidentalis)
Spanish (HBW): Great Blue Heron (White form)
Spanish (Mexico): Garza Morena (occidentalis)
Spanish (Panama): Garza Azul Mayor (occidentalis)
Finnish: amerikanharmaahaikara (occidentalis)
French: Grand Héron (blanche), Grand Héron (forme blanche), Grand Héron (occidentalis), Héron blanc
Icelandic: Bláhegri (occidentalis)
Japanese (romaji): ooaosagi (occidentalis)
Japanese: オオアオサギ (occidentalis), オオアオサギ(occidentalis)
Scientific: Ardea herodias occidentalis, Ardea occidentalis, Ardea occidentalis occidentalis, Ardea repens, Ardea wurdemannii
Lithuanian: Didysis pilkasis garnys (occidentalis)
Dutch: Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger (witte vorm)
Norwegian: herodiashegre (occidentalis)
Polish: czapla karaibska, czapla modra (occidentalis)
Portuguese (Brazil): garça-azul-grande (occidentalis)
Portuguese (Portugal): garça-azul-grande (occidentalis), Garça-real-americana (occidentalis)
Russian: Большая голубая цапля (occidentalis), Цапля (белая цветовая фаза)
Slovak: volavka karibská, volavka karibská (skup.)
Slovenian: Ameriška siva čaplja (occidentalis)
Serbian: Velika plava čaplja (occidentalis)
Swedish: amerikansk gråhäger (occidentalis)
Turkish: Amerika gri balıkçıl (occidentalis), Amerika Gri Balıkçılı (occidentalis)

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