WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827)

212663  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212663)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 48-66 cm. Plumage: slaty-black;...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 48-66 cm. Plumage: slaty-black; heavy, shaggy crest. Immature like adult but duller without head-plumes. Bare parts: iris: bright yellow (or dark brown<391>); facial skin: eye-ring and lores yellow, green or powder blue in breeding bird ; bill black; feet and legs black with yellow to orange feet which become red in breeding season. Habitat: edges of estuarine and inland waters. Forms canopy over head with wings when feeding. <388><393><391> [details]
Adriaens, P. (2011). Egretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212663 on 2017-12-16

Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-09-25 09:27:15Z
changed
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 48-66 cm. Plumage: slaty-black; heavy, shaggy crest. Immature like adult but duller without head-plumes. Bare parts: iris: bright yellow (or dark brown<391>); facial skin: eye-ring and lores yellow, green or powder blue in breeding bird ; bill black; feet and legs black with yellow to orange feet which become red in breeding season. Habitat: edges of estuarine and inland waters. Forms canopy over head with wings when feeding. <388><393><391> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzwarte reiger  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack heronUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack egret  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoraigrette ardoisée  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGlockenreiher  [details]