Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Great-billed Heron
Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana
Described by: Raffles (1822)
Alternate common name(s): Great-billed heron, Sumatran Heron, Dusky-gray Heron, Giant Heron
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSe. Asia, Greater Sundas, New Guinea and n. Australia;
(1) W. and s. Burma (w. Arakan to n. Tenasserim, Mergui), Malaya (Kedah, Sri Buat Is. in the Endau Delta), coastal se. coastal Thailand, s. Vietnam (Mekong Delta) e. to the Philippines (Bantayan, Guimara, Basilan, Bohol, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan) and the Sulu Archipelago s. to the Nicobar Is., Sumatra (Riau and Billiton Is. in the ex. se., is. in the nw.), ex. w. and e. Java, the Lesser Sundas (Flores, Timor Is.), Borneo, n. Sulawesi, Moluccas (Halmahera, Ceram), New Guinea (Kebar and Mamberamo Rivers, Irian Jaya, w. Vogelkop), Aru Is., Waigo Is., Biak Is. and Yapen Is.
(2) N. Australia (nw. Western Australia s. to Derby through n. Northern Territory (Middle Arm near Darwin) to n. and ne. Queensland at Daintree River during winter months and s. to Broad Sound.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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