Family Herons (Ardeidae) | the Internet Bird Collection

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Common name Scientific name Videos Photos Sounds Status
Forest Bittern Zonerodius heliosylus 5
NT
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha 3
LC
Rufescent Tiger-heron Tigrisoma lineatum 61 128 2
LC
Fasciated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma fasciatum 24 41
LC
Bare-throated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma mexicanum 33 76
LC
Agami Heron Agamia agami 32 49
VU
Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius 49 72 7
LC
Zigzag Heron Zebrilus undulatus 25 14 7
NT
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris 37 94 5
LC
Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus 8 7 1
EN
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus 10 39
LC
Pinnated Bittern Botaurus pinnatus 13 28 1
LC
Stripe-backed Bittern Ixobrychus involucris 6 18 1
LC
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis 23 25 1
LC
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 33 130 4
LC
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus dubius 6 4 2
LC
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis 29 70
LC
Schrenck's Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus 21 6
LC
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus 12 15
LC
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii 3 9
LC
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis 12 36
LC
White-eared Night-heron Gorsachius magnificus 3 8
EN
Japanese Night-heron Gorsachius goisagi 8 11 1
EN
Malay Night-heron Gorsachius melanolophus 16 34 1
LC
White-backed Night-heron Calherodius leuconotus 5 21
LC
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax 160 500 6
LC
Rufous Night-heron Nycticorax caledonicus 47 67 3
LC
Yellow-crowned Night-heron Nyctanassa violacea 56 174 3
LC
Green-backed Heron Butorides striata 182 493 8
LC
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 57 157
LC
Indian Pond-heron Ardeola grayii 44 228 4
LC
Chinese Pond-heron Ardeola bacchus 38 57
LC
Javan Pond-heron Ardeola speciosa 10 44
LC
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae 3 14
EN
Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris 2 13
LC
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 182 525 10
LC
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 291 657 15
LC
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 64 284 2
LC
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi 33 120 7
LC
White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica 12 42
LC
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala 18 62
LC
Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti 3 9
EN
White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis 16 6
CR
Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana 37 26 3
LC
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath 24 66
LC
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 78 230 7
LC
Great White Egret Ardea alba 286 721 10
LC
Yellow-billed Egret Ardea brachyrhyncha 3 22
LC
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia 40 95
LC
Plumed Egret Ardea plumifera 22 27
LC
Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix 33 84 4
LC
Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus 27 58
LC
Pied Heron Egretta picata 10 29
LC
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae 71 93 2
LC
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens 42 88
NT
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca 16 53
LC
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula 4 11
VU
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor 54 155
LC
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea 65 206 1
LC
Snowy Egret Egretta thula 85 274 1
LC
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 178 462 8
LC
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis 29 168 1
LC
Pacific Reef-egret Egretta sacra 51 67 1
LC
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes 9 21
VU

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