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Purple heron

Ardea purpurea


Dark plumage with some rufous. In flight long thin neck is tightly coiled. almost kinked, and dark flight feathers contrast against rufous wing lining. Call harsh croak. L 36"; Wingspan 55"


Fairly common in all types of wetlands from coastal marshesto ricefield!. Nests in colonies in isolated patches of trees.

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1 Comment

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

What a beautiful photo, Albert!

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Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 15, 2015
Submitted on Jan 17, 2015

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