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The Goliath heron belongs to the family Ardeidae under the order Pelecaniformes.

Goliath heron taxonomy

The Ardeidae is the family of herons. The family Ardeidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Ardeidae comprises three subfamilies, viz., Tigriornithinae, Botaurinae and Ardeinae.

The subfamily Ardeinae was first described by William Elford Leach (February 2, 1791 – August 25, 1836), an English naturalist and zoologist, in the year 1820.

The subfamily Ardeinae contains eleven extant genera, including Ardea. The genus Ardea was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The genus Ardea comprises 14 extant species, including Ardea goliath. This species was first described by Philipp Jakob Cretzschmar (11 June 1786 – 4 May 1845), a German physician, in the year 1827. The species is monotypic.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Ardea goliath
Species:A. goliath
Goliath heron
1.Goliath heron - Ardea goliath
Image by Steve Garvie

2.Goliath heron
Image by Dick Daniels (http://carolinabirds.org/)

3.Goliath heron
Image by Bernard DUPONT

4.Goliath heron
Image by Bernard DUPONT

5.Goliath heron
Image by Steve Evans

6.Goliath heron
Image by Hans Hillewaert

7.Goliath heron
Image by LaggedOnUser

8.Goliath heron
Image by Mehmet Karatay

9.Goliath heron
Image by Derek Keats
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1.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ardea_goliath_-Lake_Baringo,_Kenya-8.jpg (cropped)
Author: Steve Garvie | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/9/18
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org (cropped)
Author: Dick Daniels (http://carolinabirds.org/) | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/9/18
3.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/berniedup/6011626405/ (cropped)
Author: Bernard DUPONT | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/9/18
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/berniedup/6012547126/ (cropped)
Author: Bernard DUPONT | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/9/18
5.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/babasteve/5267652177/ (cropped)
Author: Steve Evans | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 8/9/18
6.Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Hans Hillewaert | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 8/9/18
7.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47847725@N04/4530696149/ (cropped)
Author: LaggedOnUser | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/9/18
8.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Mehmet Karatay | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/9/18
9.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dkeats/20955438256/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Derek Keats | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/9/18
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