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Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Pao Dolina

Active member

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I wondered how it was called the “Purple” Heron!

In your link they show the adult is indeed gloriously colored purple!


It has such abundant plumage that, at first it looks like it’s a mating pair!

Pao Dolina

Active member
I honestly dont know Asher.

I cross reference my ID with half a dozen bird watchers & photographer.

I differ to experts when I unsure