Scientific Name: Ardea purpurea Common Name: Purple Heron
Identifying Features: dark grey back, reddish-brown plumage, yellow-brown legs, yellow beak
- It is a secretive bird, spending less time out in the open than the grey heron and tending to skulk in reed beds.
- It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim. The diet consists mainly of fish, small mammals and amphibians.
This image was clicked by Brian Evans– via Flickr.
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