Purple Heron
Ardea purpurea

– large bird, smaller than White Stork
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small flocks in formation

BIF635_MPU_I8Z8049_100630_pheron-1-AD_hu_kiskunsagi
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, AD
BIF0635, 30/06/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze
BIF636_MPU_I8Z8054_100630_pheron-1-AD_hu_kiskunsagi
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, AD
BIF0636, 30/06/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze
bif0951_mhe0931_120402_pheron-1-ad_az_besh-barmag
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, AD
BIF0951, 02/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß
BIF637_MPU_I8Z8441_100630_pheron-1-AD_hu_kiskunsagi
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, AD
BIF0637, 30/06/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze
bif0952_mhe7279_111002_pheron-1-1cy_az_besh-barmag
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, 1CY
BIF0952, 02/10/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß
bif0953_mhe7275_111002_pheron-1-1cy_az_besh-barmag
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, 1CY
BIF0953, 02/10/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß
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Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, 1CY
BIF0954, 12/11/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß
BIF638_MPU_I8Z7694_100629_pheron-2-AD_hu_kiskunsagi
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, AD
BIF0638, 29/06/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze
BIF724_MPU_I1Q8887_150218_pheron-1-1CY_gheron-1-AD_oman_taqah
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, 1CY
Grey Heron Ardea c. cinerea, AD
BIF0724, 18/02/2015, Taqah, Oman, Mathias Putze
bif0955_mhe1686_160921_pheron-fl-ad-1cy_az_besh-barmag
Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, AD, 1CY
BIF0955, 21/09/2016Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

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Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, calls in flight
BIF0956, 09/05/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß
Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter 2

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Purple Heron Ardea p. purpurea, calls in flight
BIF0957, 02/08/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß
Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter 2
[gaps shortened in sonagram!]

comparison species:
Grey Heron

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