(syn. Ardea Ϯ Black-headed Heron A. melanocephala) L. Afer, Afra  African  < Africa  Africa; genus Ardea Linnaeus, 1758, heron; " A. melanocephala Vig. and Childr. should be subgenerically separated on account of its smaller size and shorter bill, for which the new name of AFRARDEA may be used." (A. Roberts 1922).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).