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The Great-billed heron (Ardea sumatrana) belongs to the family Ardeidae under the order Pelecaniformes.

Great-billed 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 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 sumatrana. The species Ardea sumatrana was first described by Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, FRS (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826), a British statesman and naturalist, in the year 1822.

The species Ardea sumatrana is polytypic and comprises two subspecies, viz., Ardea sumatrana sumatrana Raffles, 1822 and Ardea sumatrana mathewsae Mathews, 1912.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Ardea sumatrana
Species:A. sumatrana
Genus:Ardea
Subfamily:-
Family:Ardeidae
Order:Pelecaniformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
1.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by JJ Harrison


Ardea sumatrana
2.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by Francesco Veronesi

Ardea sumatrana
3.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by jacobusmulder

Ardea sumatrana
4.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by Francesco Veronesi

Ardea sumatrana
5.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by Gary Leavens

Ardea sumatrana
6.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by Gary Leavens

Ardea sumatrana
7.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by Gary Leavens

Ardea sumatrana
8.Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana
Image by Anthony Katon
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1.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ardea_sumatrana_-_Daintree_River.jpg (cropped)
Author: JJ Harrison | License: CC BY 3.0 as on 8/5/18
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Great-billed_Heron_-_Baluran_NP_-_East_Java_MG_8612_(29208933634).jpg (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/5/18
3.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ardea_sumatrana_-Palawan,_Philippines-8.jpg (cropped)
Author: jacobusmulder | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/5/18
4.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/5/18
5.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/36015787370/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Gary Leavens | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/5/18
6.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/36015800000/ (cropped)
Author: Gary Leavens | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/5/18
7.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/36275828051/ (cropped)
Author: Gary Leavens | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/5/18
8.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134131572@N08/19787679725/ (cropped)
Author: Anthony Katon | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/5/18
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