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Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Description:

The Purple Heron is the most colourful large heron with a distinctive snake-like neck. They don't often wade in deep water and prefer to stand-and-wait in cover, staying motionless for long periods in shallow water or perched on low dense trees and bushes. Their slim bills are large and strong enough to kill even large snakes. Their long necks give them a long and powerful reach.

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3 Comments

WenSayshello
WenSayshello 9 years ago

Nice

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

nice capture!

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

What a towering neck!

Veni
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Veni

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 18, 2012

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