Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea

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Purple Heron adult
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.
  • adult
  • Garza Imperial
  • Garça-vermelha
  • Purpurreiher
  • Ardea purpurea
  • Pelecaniformes

The species

Classification

Order  : Pélécaniformes
Family : Ardeidae
Species : Purple Heron

Geographic range by countries


specie's pictures


all the pictures

The picture

O.Net ref. : geth25520
Author : G. Theron
Nature Photography
Plumage : adult

Shooting

date : 2006 Oct
Country : South Africa (sf)
Region : Gauteng
Place : Marievale Marievale
Lat. : 26° 22' 42'' South
Lng. : 28° 28' 18'' East

Exif Data [+] [-]


Model : Canon EOS 20D
Exposure : 1/1000 s
aperture : 5.6
Focal length : 700 mm
Iso : 400
Flash : no