Purple Heron
Ardea purpurea
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The purple is usually solitary in swamps or vegetated lakeshore. The upper right 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 right, on the kilombero River (7-18), courtesy of Friedemann Vetter. The 7th row bird was photographed at Lake Naivasha-Kenya (2-17), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst; the 9th row, Lake Baringo-Kenya (1-23), courtesy Per Holmen; the bottom immature at the Kerege pan, courtesy of Riaan Marais. The other photos were taken at Oldonyo Sambu, Lake Jipe and TPC-Moshi.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 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, Friedemann Vetter, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 4-03-23