Purple heron

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The Purple heron – Ardea purpurea is a large wading-bird of the Family Ardeidae and the Order Pelecaniformes. It is widespread over the Old World. It is a summer breeder to S Europe to Central Asia with an outlier in NE China that migrates S in the winter. The population in s s Africa, the Indian s Continent, S and SE Asia is largely resident. In the AWB Region there are distributed small areas of summer breeding in the Maghreb states, Turkey, S Caucasus, W Iran S E Iraq and Central Saudi Arabia. There are also a few wintering areas in the Egyptian Nile Valley and the coastal regions of the states in the S Arabian Gulf.

Type - wading-bird, colonial breeder
Breeding  Habitat  - Fresh water marshes with reed beds, or dense vegetation, large nest of dead reeds or twigs
Wintering Habitat - mangroves, mudflats, lagoons, river banks, canals, ditches,

Order:   Pelecaniformes
Family:  Ardeidae
Genus:  Ardea

Species - Ardea purpurea
Purple heron - Species - ebird.org
Purple heron - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Purple heron - Card - oiseaux-birds.com
Purple heron - List - heronconservation.org
Purple heron - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Purple heron - Images - google.com
Purple heron - Video - youtube,com
Purple heron - Datazone - birdlife.org

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