Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: White-crested Bittern

White-crested Bittern Tigriornis leucolophus

Described by: Jardine (1846)
Alternate common name(s): White-crested Tiger Heron, White-crested Tiger-heron, African Bittern
Old scientific name(s): Tigriornis leucolopha


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W. to c. Africa;
Coastal region from Senegambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, s. Cameroon, then e. from Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo s. to Cabinda and n. to s. Central African Republic to n. and ne. Zaire (upper Uele River system, Tshuapa River, Ituri forest region around Kisangani).


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


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