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Heron - Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Description:

approx size - 84cm/33" ;slender and slim necked heron;dark blue-grey above, with a yellowish bill; black crown and striking rich chestnut-rufous face and neck with a black stripe on either side; chestnut flanks; black belly easy to confuse with Goliath Heron, its darker, smaller and paler billed. Photo taken at Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Habitat:

well vegetated swamps and lake edges.

Notes:

Info taken from: Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

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Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Manyara, Tanzania

Lat: -3.50, Long: 35.91

Spotted on Jan 10, 2018
Submitted on Mar 21, 2020

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