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Heron, Purple

  


Name: Heron, Purple

Scientific name: Ardea purpurea

Type: Egrets and Herons

Color: Black,Brown,Grey

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 80cm




Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Description:

Slightly smaller and much darker than Grey Heron, with angular snake-like neck. Adult dark grey with black belly, chestnut on neck edged with black streak, black crown and line across cheeks. Bill a dull yellow. Juvenile has sandy brown upper-parts and hindneck with diffuse dark streaking on neck and blackish crown. In flight has a more angular neck than the Grey Heron with spread feet. Brownish upperwing coverts are noticeable. Mostly seen in or flushed from vegetation.




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