A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Description:

A wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae.

Habitat:

The Purple Heron breeds in colonies in reed beds or trees close to large lakes or other extensive wetlands.It feeds in shallow water, spearing fish, frogs, insects and small mammals

Notes:

Resident in Sri Lanka

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

FrancisQuintana
FrancisQuintana 6 years ago

Great capture!

Congratulations, Sarala Jeevanthi another Fantastic in flight photograph.

patty
patty 6 years ago

Incredible picture Sarala! It must be amazing to see such a big bird flying. Very nice. Greetings.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

i'm running out of adjectives for this one :-) just Wooow!!

Katharagama UP, Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.42, Long: 81.48

Spotted on Nov 24, 2012
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

Related Spottings

Garça (Ardea cinerea) Ardea cinerea Grey Heron Great Egret

Nearby Spottings

Brown Shrike Indian Roller Grey Heron Hybrid Western Reef-Heron x Little Egret