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Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea


Large heron about 1 meter in wingspan. Grey blue color, but not as light in color as the grey heron. Possibly the purple heron.


Waterway/forest area of urban Singapore.


kfox 5 years ago

Thanks for the correction.

Not sure where you get Great Blue Heron from, that is not even an Asian species and it would have brown thighs which this clearly does not have. I have added my lightened version of your picture as a second picture for your perusal. I gave you a suggestion with the correct species.

kfox 5 years ago

Thank you for your advice!

Scroll down to the Grey Heron section and look at the picture, the wings can be very dark below, and taking the photograph with the sun above makes it look much darker. I ran your picture through a photographic program to correct the lighting and it is clearly a Grey Heron.

Kira M
Kira M 6 years ago

That bird is beautiful. btw- Hi Coach Fox! You were the coach for the girls soccer B team, but I was on A. I'm Kira. Awesome spotting! See you later!

LauraCraver-Rogers 6 years ago

Oh never mind I don't know in Singapore.

LauraCraver-Rogers 6 years ago

I was thinking the same thing, tough light, but I'd say great blue heron

Jellis 6 years ago

Since I can't see the colors some possibilities could be
Great-billed Heron, Ardea sumatrana
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea

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Lat: 1.34, Long: 103.73

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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