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Purple heron

Ardea purpurea

Description:

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"

Habitat:

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!

AlbertTamayo
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AlbertTamayo

Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines

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

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