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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827) 
AphiaID: 212663

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCiconiiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArdeidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEgretta Brisson, 1760
Source  basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
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]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Distribution 
From other sources
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212663
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-09-25 09:27:15Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Egretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212663 on 2014-07-29
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