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Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766

The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding range. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea purpurea

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.236

Protonym:
  Ardea purpurea

Avibase ID:
  8D6CB009B4D20368

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8D6CB009

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174791

Geographic range:

  • Ardea purpurea purpurea: southwestern Palearctic east to Iran, and Africa south of the Sahara
  • Ardea purpurea manilensis: Southern and e Asia, Indonesia and Philippine Islands
  • Ardea purpurea madagascariensis: Madagascar
English:
Purple Heron
Czech:
volavka červená
German:
Purpurreiher-purpurea
Danish:
Purpurhejre
Spanish:
Garza Imperial
Finnish:
ruskohaikara
French:
Héron pourpré
Icelandic:
Rauðhegri
Italian:
Airone rosso
Japanese:
murasakisagi
Japanese:
ムラサキサギ
Dutch:
Purperreiger
Norwegian:
Purpurhegre
Polish:
czapla purpurowa
Portuguese:
garça-roxa
Portuguese (Brazil):
garça-roxa
Russian:
Рыжая цапля
Slovak:
volavka purpurová
Swedish:
Purpurhäger
Ukrainian:
Чапля руда
Chinese:
草鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Héron pourpré ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Purple Heron (Purple) ( Ardea purpurea [purpurea Group])
eBird version 2016:
Purple Heron (Purple) ( Ardea purpurea [purpurea Group])
eBird version 2017:
Purple Heron (Purple) ( Ardea purpurea [purpurea Group])
eBird version 2018:
Purple Heron (Purple) ( Ardea purpurea [purpurea Group])
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Rooireier
Arabic: البلشون الأرجواني, البلشون البنفسجي, مالك الحزين الأرجواني
Asturian: Garcia Roxa
Azerbaijani: Kürən vağ
Belarusian: Чапля чырвоная, Чырвоная чапля
Bulgarian: Червена чапла, Червена чапла (Група purpurea)
Bengali: লালচে বক
Breton: Ar gerc'heiz ruz
Catalan: Agró roig
Catalan (Balears): Agró roig
Cebuano: dugwak
Montenegrin: crvena čaplja
Czech: Volavka cervená, Volavka červená, volavka červená evropská
Welsh: Crëyr porffor, Crёyr Porffor
Danish: Purpurhejre
German: Purpurreiher, Purpurreiher [purpurea Gruppe], Purpurreiher-purpurea
Maldivian: Dhanbu Maakanaa
Greek: Πορφυρός Ψαροφάς, Πορφυροτσικνιάς
Greek (Cypriot): Πορφυρός Ψαροφάς
English: Cape Verde Heron, North-western Purple Heron, Purple Heron, Purple Heron (Purple)
English (IOC): Purple Heron (Purple)
English (Kenya): Purple Heron
Esperanto: Purpura ardeo
Spanish: Garza Imperial
Spanish (Spain): Garza Imperial, Garza Imperial [purpurea Group]
Spanish (HBW): Purple Heron (Purple)
Estonian: Purpurhaigur
Basque: Agró roig, Lertxun gorria
Persian: حواصیل ارغوانی
Finnish: Ruskohaikara
Faroese: Korkahegri
French: Héron pourpré, Héron pourpré (nominal), Héron pourpré [purpurea]
Irish: Corr Chorcra
Galician: Agró roig, Garza vermella
Hebrew: אנפה ארגמנית, אנפה ארגמנית (אירואסייתית)
Hindi: Peria vellai kokku
Croatian: Caplja Danguba, Čaplja Danguba
Hungarian: Vörös gém, Vörös gém [purpurea csoport]
Armenian: [Shikakarmir Taregh ], Շիկակարմիր Տառեղ
Indonesian: Burung Cangak Merah, Cangak Merah, Cangkak merah
Icelandic: Rauðhegri
Italian: Airone rosso
Japanese: murasakisagi, Murasaki-sagi, murasakisagi (purpurea guru-pu)
Japanese: ムラサキサギ, ムラサキサギ (purpurea グループ)
Japanese (Kanji): 紫鷺
Georgian: წითური ყანჩა
Kazakh: Қошқыл құтан
Kazakh (Transliteration): qoşqıl qutan
Korean: 붉은왜가리
Korean (Transliteration): bulgeun-waegari
Kwangali: Samunkoma Gomugeha
Scientific: Ardea purpurea, Ardea purpurea [purpurea Group], Ardea purpurea bournei, Ardea purpurea purpurea
Luxembourgish: Purpurreeër
Lithuanian: Purpurinis garnys
Latvian: rudais gārnis
Malagasy: Kehambe, Langorofalafa, Langorovoanga, Vagna, Vanga, vano, Vanomena
Macedonian: Драјка, Црвена чапја
Malayalam: ചായമുണ്ടി 
Mongolian: Зээрд дэглий
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠵᠡᠬᠡᠷᠳᠡ ᠳᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠦᠷᠡᠩ ᠳᠡᠭᠡᠯᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хүрэн дэглий
Mongolian (Transliteration): khüreŋ deglii, zeerd deglii
Moldavian: Stârc roșu
Mamasa: korong ula
Malay: Bangau Paya, Burung Bangau Paya, Burung Cangak Hulu, Burung Pucung Serandau, Burung Serandau, Burung Seriap, Pucung Serandau
Maltese: Russett Aħmar
Dutch: Purperreiger, Purperreiger (purpurea groep), Purpurreiger
Norwegian: Purpurhegre, purpurhegre (purpurea gr.)
Polish: czapla purpurowa, czapla purpurowa (gr. purpurea)
Pinyin: cǎo-lù, cháng-bó lǎo-děng, huā wāzi, huā yáo-mǎ, zǐ-lù
Portuguese: garça imperial, Garça-imperial, garça-roxa, Garça-vermelha, Vermelha, vermelha.
Portuguese (Brazil): garça-roxa, garça-roxa [grupo purpurea]
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-vermelha, Garça-vermelha [grupo purpurea]
Romansh: irun cotschen
Romanian: Stârc roşu
Russian: Рыжая цапля, Цапля рыжая
Sindhi: ك اًٛيڃ ا ٱٍ اًني
Northern Sami: Purporháigir
Slovak: Volavka purpurová
Slovenian: rjava caplja, rjava čaplja, rjavacaplja
Albanian: Çapka rrudhi
Serbian: crvena caplja, crvena čaplja, Црвена цаплја
Sotho, Southern: Kokolofitoe
Swedish: Purpurhäger, purpurhäger [purpurea Group]
Swahili: Pondagundi
Tamil: Sen Narai
Thai: นกกระสาแดง
Thai (Transliteration): nók krà-săa daeeŋ
Tswana: Kôkôlôhutwê
Turkish: Erguvani Balıkçıl, Erguvani Balıkçıl [purpurea Grubu], erguvani balykçyl, Қошқыл құтан
Tsonga: Rikolwa
Ukrainian: Руда чапля, Чапля руда
Vietnamese: Chim Diệc lửa, Diệc lửa
Xhosa: Ucofuza
Chinese: 花洼子, 花窑马, 草 鹭, 草鷺, 草鹭, 长脖老等
Chinese (Traditional): 花窪子, 花窯馬, 草鷺, 長脖老等
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紫鷺
Chinese (Taiwan): 紫鹭

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