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Western Great Egret

Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758

The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as common egret, large egret or great white heron , is a large, widely distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the Neotropics. The Old World population is often referred to as the great white egret. This species is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron of the Caribbean, which is a white morph of the closely related Great Blue Heron (A. herodias). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea alba

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.144

Protonym:
  Ardea alba

Avibase ID:
  267D8CCE889A4D6F

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
Czech:
volavka bílá
German:
Silberreiher
Danish:
Sølvhejre
Spanish:
Garceta Grande
Finnish:
jalohaikara
French:
Grande Aigrette
Icelandic:
Mjallhegri
Italian:
Airone bianco maggiore
Japanese:
daisagi
Japanese:
オオダイサギ
Dutch:
Grote Zilverreiger
Norwegian:
Egretthegre
Polish:
czapla biała
Portuguese:
Garça-branca-grande
Portuguese (Brazil):
Garça-branca-grande
Russian:
Большая белая цапля
Slovak:
beluša veľká
Swedish:
Ägretthäger
Ukrainian:
Чепура велика
Chinese:
大白鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Western Great Egret ( Ardea alba) [version 1]
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]
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
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
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kwabye blanc
Czech: Volavka bílá
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: Granda egretardeo
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
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: 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
Khakas: Ах сÿлен
Kazakh: 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
Scientific: Ardea alba, Ardea alba alba, Ardea alba modesta, Ardea modesta, Casmerodius albus, Egretta alba
Luxembourgish: Grousse wäisse Reeër, Sëlwerreeër
Lithuanian: Didysis baltasis garnys
Latvian: Lielais baltais gārnis
Malagasy: Vanofotsy
Maori: Kotuku
Macedonian: Голема бела чапја
Malayalam: പെരുമുണ്ടി ?
Mongolian: 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: Russett Abjad
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-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
Sindhi: اځ رَ ث ٿٍِ )ك اًٛيڃ ٴٕى ي ث ٿٍِ(
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
Thai: นกยางโทนใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók yaaŋ tʰoon yày
Turkish: Büyük Ak Balıkçıl, Büyük akbalıkçıl, Үлкен аққұтан
Tatar: Aq balıq çil
Tuvinian: Ак коонгук
Ukrainian: Велика біла чапля, Чепура велика
Vietnamese: Chim Cò ngàng lớn, Chim Diệc lớn, Cò ngàng lớn
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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