Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Whistling Heron

Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix

Described by: Temminck (1824)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Dec, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Sep, 2000 © Arthur Grosset  Paraguay River, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Jun, 2006 © Lou Hegedus  Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil - Nov, 2008 © Lou Hegedus  Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Sep, 2004 © Tom Stephenson 
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C. and se. South America; N. South America;
Two populations with fragmented distribution;
(1) N. and e. Bolivia, se. Brazil (Bahia in the Valley of the Rio San Francisco, Lago de Sobradinho, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais s. in s. Mato Grosso and Sao Paulo to Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, Uruguay and n. Argentina s. in Corrientes and Misiones to Tucuman, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires at Punta Lora.
(2) E. of the Andes in ne. Colombia s. in Meta (Carimagua and Hacienda La Corocora), Arauca to Rio Guaviare and e. to nw. Vichada and c. Venezuela s. to the Orinoco River.


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


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