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Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea


A wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae.


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


Resident in Sri Lanka

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FrancisQuintana 6 years ago

Great capture!

Congratulations, Sarala Jeevanthi another Fantastic in flight photograph.

patty 6 years ago

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

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

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