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White-bellied Heron

Ardea insignis Hume, 1878

The White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis), also known as the Imperial Heron or Great White-bellied Heron, is a species of large heron found in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in India, northeastern Bangladesh, Burma and Bhutan. Additionally, there are records from Nepal. It is mostly all dark grey with white throat and underparts. This heron is mostly solitary and is found on undisturbed riverside or wetland habitats. The global population has declined and the species is threatened by disturbance and habitat degradation. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea insignis

Citation:
  Hume, 1878

Reference:
  Str.Feath. 6 p.470

Protonym:
  Ardea insignis

Avibase ID:
  1E1181E685652682

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1E1181E6

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 558744


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Ardea insignis: Himalayan foothills (Nepal to ne India and Myanmar)
English:
White-bellied Heron
Czech:
volavka císařská
German:
Kaiserreiher
Danish:
Hvidbuget Hejre
Spanish:
Garza Ventriblanca
Finnish:
himalajanhaikara
French:
Héron impérial
Icelandic:
Keisarahegri
Italian:
Airone panciabianca
Japanese:
shiroharasagi
Japanese:
シロハラサギ
Dutch:
Keizerreiger
Norwegian:
Keiserhegre
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Keisarhegre
Polish:
czapla bialobrzucha
Portuguese:
Garça-de-barriga-branca
Russian:
Белобрюхая цапля
Slovak:
volavka bielobruchá
Swedish:
kejsarhäger
Ukrainian:
Чапля білочерева
Chinese:
白腹鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Héron impérial ( Ardea insignis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Héron impérial ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 1st edition:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea imperialis)
Clements 3rd edition:
Imperial Heron ( Ardea imperialis)
Clements 4th edition:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements, version 2015:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements, version 2016:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements, version 2017:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Clements, version 2018:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 1.50:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 1.52:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 1.53:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 1.54:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 1.55:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 2015:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 2016:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 2017:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
eBird version 2018:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Imperial Heron ( Ardea imperialis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Imperial Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Imperial Heron ( Ardea imperialis)
Oriental Bird Club:
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
James Lee Peters:
Ardea imperialis
James Lee Peters (original):
Ardea imperialis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Ardea imperialis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
White-bellied Heron ( Ardea insignis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea insignis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea insignis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: ধলাপেট বক
Catalan: Agró ventreblanc
Czech: volavka cisařská, Volavka císarská, volavka císařská
Danish: Hvidbuget Hejre
German: Kaiserreiher, Weißbauchreiher
English: Great White-bellied Heron, Imperial Heron, White bellied Heron, White-bellied Heron
English (IOC): White-bellied Heron
Spanish: Garza de Vientre Blanco, Garza Ventriblanca
Spanish (Spain): Garza Ventriblanca
Spanish (HBW): White-bellied Heron
Estonian: terai-haigur
Finnish: Himalajanhaikara
French: Grand Héron, Héron impérial
Hungarian: fehérhasú gém
Icelandic: Keisarahegri
Italian: Airone imperiale, Airone insigne, Airone panciabianca, imperiale
Japanese: shiroharasagi
Japanese: シロハラサギ
Scientific: Ardea imperialis, Ardea insignis
Lithuanian: Baltapilvis garnys
Dutch: Keizerreiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Keisarhegre
Norwegian: Keiserhegre
Polish: czapla bialobrzucha, czapla białobrzucha
Portuguese: Garça-de-barriga-branca
Russian: Белобрюхая Цапля, Имперская Цапля, Цапля белобрюхая, Цапля имперская
Slovak: volavka bielobruchá
Serbian: Belotrba čaplja
Swedish: Kejsarhäger
Turkish: Ak Karınlı Gri Balıkçıl
Ukrainian: Чапля білочерева
Chinese: 白腹鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 白腹鷺

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