Adult Purple Heron
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Characteristics
Colouring Brown back, tawny lower, ginger neck
Voice Short, simple, harsh
Feeds on Small fish, frogs
Flight Strong and steady
Nesting Tree
Social Small Flocks
Adult Purple Heron
Adult Purple Heron
Page Last Updated 04/06/2017 08:57:00
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Vulnerable
Order Ciconiiformes
Family Ardeidae
Species Ardea purpurea
Category Herons
StdName Purple Heron
Vital Statistics
Length 70 to 90 cms
Weight 1000 to 1500 gms
Wingspan 110 to 145 cms
Lifespan 1 to 23 years
Beak Length Long
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
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Region NANNorth America
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Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Purple Heron (Species=Ardea purpurea / Standard Name=Purple Heron)