Purple Heron
Ardea purpurea
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The purple is usually solitary in swamps or vegetated lakeshore. The upper immature is courtesy of Michael Grimm. The 2nd row adult was seen at Lake Manyara (12-14), courtesy of Hanna Nyman. The two large flying photos were taken at Mufindi (11-14), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The left 5th row photo was taken on Rubondo island (11-13). The 7th row bird was photographed at Lake Naivasha-Kenya (2-17), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst; the bottom immature at the Kerege pan, courtesy of Riaan Marais. The three other photos, all of the same bird, were taken at Oldonyo Sambu (11-09).
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-18 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Paul Oliver, Hanna Nyman, Martin Grimm, Karine Van der Vurst, Riaan Marais

Last Update this page: 1-08-18