Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: White-backed Night-Heron

White-backed Night-Heron Gorsachius leuconotus

Described by: Wagler (1827)
Alternate common name(s): White-backed Night Heron, White-backed Night-heron
Old scientific name(s): Nycticorax leuconotus, Calherodius leuconotus


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Africa s. of the Sahara;
Fragmented distribution;
Senegambia, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Lake Chad (isolated population), Gabon, Congo, n. and se. Zaire (upper Uele River, isolated population: Kasai River), e. Sudan, w. Ethiopia (Blue Nile), sw. Uganda, s. Kenya (Mara, upper Tana, Grumeti and Moshi Rivers), Rwanda, Burundi, n. and w. Tanzania, Pemba Is., Zambia (Barotse Plain along the upper Zambezi River), Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, se. Angola (Okavango River), ne. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, e. and s. South Africa (Transvaal, Natal and e. Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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