Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Little Egret Maria Garagouni, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, India Biodiversity Portal Species Data, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, PlanetScott.com images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Kleinwitreier Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, uBio Unknown

Albanian

Name Sources Status
gata e bardhë e vogël World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
gatëza e bardhë e vogël World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
gelca e bardhë e vogël World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
çafka e bardhë e vogël World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
çajma e bardhë e vogël World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
çapka e bardhë e vogël Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
çapkëbardha e vogël World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
الغرنوق الأبيض Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
بلشون أبيض BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted
بلشون ابيض صغير Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Armenian

Name Sources Status
[Spitak Pokr Taregh ] Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Սպիտակ Փոքր Տառեղ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Azerbaijani

Name Sources Status
Kiçik ağ vağ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Basque

Name Sources Status
Lertxuntxo txikia Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Martinet blanc Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Belarusian

Name Sources Status
Малая белая чапля Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Breton

Name Sources Status
An herlegon bihan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
Малка бяла чапла Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Agró blanc Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Martinet blanc Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Chinese

Name Sources Status
小白鹭 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
春锄 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
白鸟 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
白鹤 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
白鹭 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
白鹭鸶 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
鹭鸶 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
小白鹭 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
春锄 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
白鸟 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
白鹤 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
白鹭 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
白鹭鸶 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
鹭鸶 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted

Cornish

Name Sources Status
Kerghyth penvagas lyha Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Croatian

Name Sources Status
Mala Bijela Caplja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Mala bijela čaplja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Czech

Name Sources Status
Volavka stríbritá Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
volavka støíbøitá Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Volavka stříbřitá Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Silkehejre Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Kleine Zilverreiger Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Westelijke Rifreiger uBio Unknown

Esperanto

Name Sources Status
Malgranda egretardeo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Estonian

Name Sources Status
Siidhaigur Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Faroese

Name Sources Status
Silkihegri Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
silkkihaikara Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Aigrette blanche Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
aigrette garzette Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Garzette blanche Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Héron garzette Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Petite Aigrette Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Galician

Name Sources Status
Garzota Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Martinet blanc Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Georgian

Name Sources Status
პატარა თეთრი ყანჩა Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
პატარა ოყარა Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Seidenreiher Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
(Κοινός) Λευκοτσικνιάς Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Κοινός Λευκοτσικνιάς World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Λευκοτσικνιάς Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Χιονάτη Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Haitian

Name Sources Status
Ti Krabye etranje Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
לבנית קטנה Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Hindi

Name Sources Status
Chinna vellai kokku Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Kis kócsag Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Bjarthegri Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
Bango putih kecil Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kuntul Kecil Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kuntul perak kecil Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Irish

Name Sources Status
Éigrit Bheag Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Garzetta Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Garzetta comune Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Ko-sagi Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kosagi Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
コサギ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown

Kazakh

Name Sources Status
Кишкене аққұтан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Korean

Name Sources Status
쇠백로 Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Latvian

Name Sources Status
Mazais baltais gārnis Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Mażasis baltasis garnys Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
mažasis baltasis garnys Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Macedonian

Name Sources Status
Мала бела (Сребреникава) чапја Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Malay

Name Sources Status
Bangau Kecil Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Maltese

Name Sources Status
Agrett Abjad Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Northern Sami

Name Sources Status
Silkeháigir Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
silkehegre Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
silkehegre World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
silkehegre World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Occitan

Name Sources Status
Goitre blanc Cédric Valmary Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
Czapla nadobna Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Gar South African Vertebrates Unknown

Raeto-Romance

Name Sources Status
Irun da saida Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Romanian

Name Sources Status
Egreta mică World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Malaya Belaya Tsaplya Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
Малая белая цапля Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
Цапля малая белая Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
малая белая цапля World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Scottish Gaelic

Name Sources Status
Corra Gheal Bheag Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Serbian

Name Sources Status
mala bela caplja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Mala Bijela Caplja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Mala bijela čaplja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Мала бела цаплја Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovak

Name Sources Status
Beluša malá Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
volavka striebristá Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
volavka striebristá (beluša malá) Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
mala bela caplja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Mala bela čaplja World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
mala belacaplja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Sotho

Name Sources Status
Leholosiane Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Garceta Comun Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Garceta común Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Garza Chiquita Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Garza Pequeña Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Swahili

Name Sources Status
Dandala Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Silkeshäger Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Thai

Name Sources Status
นกยางเปีย Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Kucuk ak balikcil World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
küçük ak balykçyl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Küçük ak balıkçıl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Küçük Akbalıkçıl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Küçük Beyaz Balıkçıl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Мала біла чапля Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Чепура мала Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Vietnamese

Name Sources Status
Cò trắng Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Welsh

Name Sources Status
Crëyr Bach Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Crëyr gwen lleiaf Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Crёyr Bach Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Zulu

Name Sources Status
iNgekle South African Vertebrates Unknown

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