Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

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The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding range.

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  1. (c) Santosh Chandran, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/40664218@N00/2538696931
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardea_purpurea

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