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purple heron (Ardea purpurea)
Subject: purple heron (Ardea purpurea)
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Ardea purpurea -Lake Baringo, Great Rift Valley, Kenya -adult and chicks-8 - purple heron (Ardea purpurea).jpg
Resolution: 1200x787 File Size: 192875 Bytes Date: 2010:07:12 07:41:56 Camera: Canon EOS 7D (Canon) F number: f/5.6 Exposure: 1/2000 sec Focal Length: 7000/10 Upload Date: 2017:02:02 14:46:53

purple heron (Ardea purpurea)

Description Ardea purpurea
English: An adult Purple Heron with chicks on a nest at Lake Baringo, Great Rift Valley, Kenya.
Date 12 July 2010, 07:41
Source Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Author Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

The purple heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wide ranging species of wading bird in the heron family, Ardeidae. The scientific name comes from Latin ardea "heron", and purpureus, "coloured purple". It breeds in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The Western Palearctic populations migrate between breeding and wintering habitats whereas the African and tropical-Asian populations are primarily sedentary, except for occasional dispersive movements. Order: Pelecaniformes, Family: Ardeidae, Species: Ardea purpurea (Linnaeus, 1766)

Scientific Name: Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766
Common Names:
English – Purple Heron
French – Héron pourpré
French: Héron pourpré German: Purpurreiher Spanish: Garza imperial
Taxonomy: Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766, “in Oriente”; restricted to France.

Imperial heron
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