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Western Great Egret

Ardea alba Linnaeus, C 1758

The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret, or great white egret or great white heron is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe, recently also spreading to more northern areas of Europe. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, it builds tree nests in colonies close to water. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
   Ardea
Scientific:
  Ardea alba


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.144

Protonym:
  Ardea alba

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727051


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  267D8CCE889A4D6F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-267D8CCE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/267D8CCE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554135

Geographic range:

  • Ardea alba alba: Central Europe to central Asia (south to Iran)
  • Ardea alba melanorhynchos: Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
  • Ardea alba egretta: S Canada to Tierra del Fuego and West Indies
English:
Western Great Egret
Catalan:
Agró blanc
Czech:
volavka bílá
Danish:
Sølvhejre
German:
Silberreiher
Spanish:
Garceta Grande
Spanish (Spain):
Garceta Grande
Finnish:
jalohaikara
French:
Grande Aigrette
Croatian:
Velika Bijela Caplja
Hungarian:
Nagy kócsag
Icelandic:
Mjallhegri
Italian:
Airone bianco maggiore
Japanese (romaji):
daisagi
Japanese:
オオダイサギ
Lithuanian:
Didysis baltasis garnys
Dutch:
Grote Zilverreiger
Norwegian:
Egretthegre
Polish:
czapla biała
Portuguese:
Garça-branca-grande
Portuguese (Brazil):
garça-branca
Russian:
Большая белая цапля
Slovak:
beluša veľká
Serbian:
velika bijela caplja
Swedish:
Ägretthäger
Ukrainian:
Чепура велика
Chinese:
大白鹭
Chinese (Traditional):
大白鷺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ardea alba [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ardea [alba or modesta] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Grootwitreier
Arabic: البلشون الأبيض الكبير, بيوضي كبير
Asturian: Garcia Grande
Azerbaijani: Böyük ağ vağ, böyük ağnaz, iri ağ vağ
Bashkir: аҡ селән
Belarusian: Вялiкая белая чапля, Вялікая белая чапля, Чапля вялікая белая
Bulgarian: Голяма бяла чапла
Bengali: বড় বগা
Breton: An herlegon bras
Catalan: Agró blanc, Agró blanc gros
Catalan (Balears): Agró blanc gros
Valencian: Agró blanc
Montenegrin: velika bijela čaplja, велика бијела чапља
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): велика бијела чапља
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kwabye blanc
Czech: Volavka bílá
Chuvash: шур чарлан, шурă чарлан
Welsh: Crëyr mawr gwyn, Crёyr Mawr Gwyn
Danish: Sølvhejre
German: Silberreiher
Maldivian: Lagnaa
Greek: Αργυροτσικνιάς, Χανούμισσα
Greek (Cypriot): Χανούμισσα
English: Great Egret, Great White Egret, Great white heron, Western Great Egret
English (United Kingdom): Great White Egret
English (Kenya): Great White Egret
English (New Zealand): White Heron
Esperanto: Blanka ardeo, Blanka egretardeo, Granda egretardeo , granda egreto
Spanish: Garceta Grande, garza blanca, Garza Blanca Grande, Garza Grande, Garza Real, Garzón
Spanish (Argentine): Garza blanca
Spanish (Bolivia): Garza blanca
Spanish (Chile): Garza grande
Spanish (Colombia): Garza Real
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garceta Grande
Spanish (Cuba): Garzón
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Garza Blanca, Garza Real
Spanish (Spain): Garceta Grande
Spanish (Honduras): Garzón blanco
Spanish (Mexico): garza blanca, Garza Grande
Spanish (Panama): Garceta Grande
Spanish (Peru): Garza Grande
Spanish (Paraguay): Garza blanca
Spanish (Uruguay): Garza Blanca, Garza Blanca Grande
Spanish (Venezuela): Garza Real
Estonian: Hõbehaigur
Basque: Lertxuntxo handia
Persian: اگرت  بزرگ
Finnish: Jalohaikara
Faroese: Silvurhegri
French: Grande Aigrette, Héron aigrette
Friulian: airon blanc
Irish: Éigrit Mhór
Guadeloupean Creole French: Grand crabier blanc
Gaelic: Corra Bhàn Mhòr
Galician: Garzota grande
Guarani: Guyratî
Haitian Creole French: Gwo krabye blanch
Hebrew: לבנית גדולה
Hindi: Chennarai
Croatian: Velika Bijela Caplja
Hungarian: Nagy kócsag
Armenian: Սպիտակ Մեծ Տառեղ
Indonesian: Burung, Burung Kuntul Besar, Burung Kuntul Putih Besar, Cangak besar
Icelandic: Mjallhegri
Italian: Airone bianco maggiore
Japanese (romaji): daisagi, Dai-sagi, shira-sagi
Japanese: オオダイサギ, シラサギ, ダイサギ
Japanese (Kanji): 大鷺, 白鷺
Georgian: დიდი თეთრი ყანჩა, დიდი ოყარი
Kara-Kalpak: үлкен ақ қутан
Kabardian: псыхэуэхужь
Mongolian, Halh: бэсрэг дэглээ
Khakas: Ах сÿлен
Kazakh: ақ қарқара, үлкен ақ құтан, үлкен ақ тырна, Үлкен аққұтан
Kazakh (Transliteration): ülken aq-qutan
Korean: 대대백로, 대백로, 중대백로
Korean (Transliteration): dae-baeng-no, dae-dae-baeng-no, soe-dae-baeng-no
Kwangali: Samunkoma Gomuzera
Kirghiz: ак кытан, илек илек, ири ак кытан, кадимки ак кытан, чоң ак кытан
Scientific: Ardea alba, Ardea alba alba, Ardea alba modesta, Ardea modesta, Ardea modesta modesta, Casmerodius albus, Egretta alba
Luxembourgish: Grousse wäisse Reeër, Sëlwerreeër
Lithuanian: Didysis baltasis garnys
Latvian: Lielais baltais gārnis
Malagasy: Vanofotsy
Maori: Kotuku, kōtuku
Macedonian: Голема бела чапја
Malayalam: പെരുമുണ്ടി ?
Mongolian: бэсрэг дэглээ, зусаг цагаан дэглий, Цасч дэглий, Цасч дэглээ, Цасч тэглэй
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠴᠠᠰᠣᠴᠢ ᠲᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠲᠣᠷᠣᠭ ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠲᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Тураг цагаан дэглий
Mongolian (Transliteration): tsasch deglee, tsasch deglii, tsasch teglei, turag tsag aaŋ deglii
Moldavian: Egretă mare
Malay: Bangau Besar, Burung Bangau Besar, Burung Bangau Putih, Burung Ruak-ruak Putih
Maltese: agrett kbir, egretta l-kbira, Russett Abjad
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): зусаг цагаан дэглий
Nepali: ठूलो सेतोबकुल्ला
Dutch: Grote Zilverreiger
Norwegian: Egretthegre
Polish: czapla biala, Czapla biała
Pinyin: bái cháng-jiǎo lùsī, bái lǎo guān, bái-wā, bái-wāzi, bái-zhuāng, dà bái-lù, dōng-zhuāng, fēng piāo gōngzi, gōngzi, xuě-kè
Portuguese: Garça-branca-grande
Portuguese (Brazil): garca-branca, garça-branca, Garça-branca-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-branca-grande
Romansh: Irun alv
Romanian: Egretă mare
Russian: Bolshaya Belaya Tsaplya, Белая цапля, Большая белая цапля, Цапля большая белая
Scots: Corra bhan mhor
Slovak: beluša veľká
Slovenian: velika bela čaplja
Shona: Svorechena
Albanian: Çapka e madhe e bardhë
Serbian: velika bijela caplja
Sotho, Southern: Leholosiane
Swedish: Ägretthäger
Swahili: Msuka
Tajik: куланги сафед
Thai: นกยางโทนใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók yaaŋ tʰoon yày
Turkmen: uly ak hokgar
Turkish: Büyük Ak Balıkçıl, Büyük akbalıkçıl, Үлкен аққұтан
Tatar: Aq balıq çil, зур ак челэн
Tuvinian: Ак коонгук, ак кооңгук, түлен
Ukrainian: Велика біла чапля, Чепура велика
Uzbek: катта оқ қарқара, катта оққўтон, оққўтон
Vietnamese: Chim Cò ngàng lớn, Chim Diệc lớn, Cò ngàng lớn
Kalmyk: ик цаһан деглә, цаһан деглә
Chinese: 公子, 冬庄, 大白鷺, 大白鹭, 白庄, 白洼, 白洼子, 白老冠, 白长脚鹭鸶, 雪客, 风漂公子
Chinese (Traditional): 公子, 冬莊, 大大白鷺, 大白鷺, 白窪, 白窪子, 白老冠, 白莊, 白長腳鷺鷥, 雪客, 風漂公子
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 大白鷺
Chinese (Taiwan): 大白鷺 , 大白鹭
Zulu: iLanda

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