White-crested tiger heron

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White-crested tiger heron
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Tigriornis
Sharpe, 1895
Species: T. leucolopha
Binomial name
Tigriornis leucolopha
(Jardine, 1846)
Synonyms

Tigriornis leucolophus (Jardine, 1846) [orthographic error]

The white-crested tiger heron (Tigriornis leucolopha), also known as the white-crested bittern, is a species of heron in the family Ardeidae. It is in the monotypic genus Tigriornis. It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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