Purple Heron

species of bird

The purple heron (Ardea purpurea) is a kind of bird. It has long legs and walk through shallow water looking for food. The purple heron breeds in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia.

Purple Heron
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Adult from Nagarhole National Park
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A. purpurea
Binomial name
Ardea purpurea
(Linnaeus, 1766)
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Ardea purpurea