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Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Description:

The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding range.(wikipedia)

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40 Comments (1–25)

PrakashPB
PrakashPB 5 years ago

Nice shot....

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

I saw it on FB but not here before.. This is one of my favorite wildlife pictures ever!

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Oh my! Timing is everything...great!!!!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Wow! Superb! Belated congrats Hemant.

Kellyspubvista
Kellyspubvista 7 years ago

Such a beautiful bird!!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Congratulations on spot of the day!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Great spotting! A belated congratulations, Hemant!

Awesome!
U should put it on the mission: Global Flight!

AdamBT
AdamBT 7 years ago

Very nice shots, congrats!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Wonderful photos Hemant!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 7 years ago

Congratulations on spot of the day! This is awesome!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 7 years ago

Congratulations ! great spotting

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Congratulations; beautiful series!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Congratulations for the SoTD, it is well deserved, of course.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

Amazing pictures Hemant!

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 7 years ago

:) thank you friends n project noah :)

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson 7 years ago

Stunning photographs!

Great capture Hemant,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing

KimChampagne
KimChampagne 7 years ago

Beautiful and congrats.....:)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

great series and wonderful sotd!!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Fabulous! Congrats!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Indescribably beautiful! Congratulations on the SOTD!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Congratulations Hemant!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Congratulations !! wow what a spotting !!

HemantKumar
Spotted by
HemantKumar

Andhra Pradesh, India

Spotted on Jan 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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