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Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Description:

Very shy bird. The purple heron is similar in appearance to the more common grey heron but is slightly smaller, more slender and has darker plumage. It is also a more evasive bird, favouring densely vegetated habitats near water, particularly reed beds. It hunts for a range of prey including fish, rodents, frogs and insects, either stalking them or standing waiting in ambush.

Habitat:

Pond in Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

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Spotted on Sep 18, 2015
Submitted on Oct 31, 2015

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