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Great Bittern (African)
Botaurus stellaris capensis (Schlegel, 1863)
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Botaurus

Scientific:
  Botaurus stellaris capensis

Citation:
  (Schlegel, 1863)

Reference:
  Mus.Hist.Pays-BasRev.Meth.Crit.Coll. livr.3 no.16 Ardeae p.48

Protonym:
  Ardea stellaris capensis

Avibase ID:
  19713F47E340C246

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/19713F47

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824447

Geographic range:

  • Botaurus stellaris capensis: Southern Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Great Bittern (African)
Danish:
  Afrikansk Rørdrum
French:
  Butor étoilé (capensis)
Polish:
  bak przyladkowy
Slovak:
  bučiak juhoafrický


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Great Bittern (African) ( Botaurus stellaris capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Great Bittern (African) ( Botaurus stellaris capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Great Bittern (African) ( Botaurus stellaris capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Great Bittern (African) ( Botaurus stellaris capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Great Bittern (African) ( Botaurus stellaris capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Great Bittern (African) ( Botaurus stellaris capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Great Bittern (African) ( Botaurus stellaris capensis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Botaurus stellaris capensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies (candidate for split)

This taxon is a subspecies of Botaurus stellaris

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Other synonyms

Danish: Afrikansk Rørdrum
English: African Bittern, Cape Bittern, Great Bittern (African)
French: Butor d'Afrique, Butor étoilé (capensis)
Latin: Ardea stellaris capensis, Botaurus capensis, Botaurus stellaris capensis
Polish: bak przyladkowy, bąk przylądkowy
Slovak: bučiak juhoafrický

 

         

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