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Ardea herodias occidentalis Audubon, 1835
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Ardea

Scientific:
  Ardea herodias occidentalis

Citation:
  Audubon, 1835

Reference:
  BirdsAm. 3 pl.281 1835 Orn.Biogr. 3 p.542

Protonym:
  Ardea occidentalis

Avibase ID:
  B337D50F0A1E4FAE

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174780

Geographic range:

  • Ardea herodias occidentalis: S Florida through West Indies to islands off Venezuela
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Great Blue Heron (White form)
Danish:
  Stor Hvid Hejre
French:
  Grand Héron (blanche)
Japanese:
  ooaosagi (occidentalis)
Japanese:
  オオアオサギ (occidentalis)
Polish:
  czapla karaibska
Russian:
  Цапля (белая цветовая фаза)
Slovak:
  volavka karibská


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 2]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Great White Heron ( Ardea occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
eBird version 1.52:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
eBird version 1.53:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
eBird version 1.54:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
eBird version 1.55:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
eBird version 2015:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
eBird version 2016:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
eBird version 2017:
   Great Blue Heron (White form) ( Ardea herodias occidentalis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Ardea occidentalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ardea herodias occidentalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies (candidate for split)

This taxon is a subspecies of Ardea herodias

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Danish: Stor Hvid Hejre
English: Great Blue Heron (White form), Great White Heron
Spanish: Garza Morena (occidentalis)
Spanish (Spain): Garza Azulada (occidentalis)
Spanish (Mexico): Garza Morena (occidentalis)
Spanish (Panama): Garza Azul Mayor (occidentalis)
French: Grand Héron (blanche), Grand Héron (forme blanche), Grand Héron (occidentalis), Héron blanc
Japanese: ooaosagi (occidentalis)
Japanese: オオアオサギ (occidentalis)
Latin: Ardea herodias occidentalis, Ardea occidentalis, Ardea occidentalis occidentalis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger (witte vorm)
Norwegian: herodiashegre (occidentalis)
Polish: czapla karaibska
Portuguese (Brazil): garça-azul-grande (occidentalis)
Portuguese (Portugal): Garça-real-americana (occidentalis)
Russian: Цапля (белая цветовая фаза)
Slovak: volavka karibská
Swedish: amerikansk gråhäger (occidentalis)
Turkish: Amerika Gri Balıkçılı (occidentalis)

 

         

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