Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Photographed in Denpasar, Bali October 2016
(see  261)                 PURPLE HERON                    Ardea purpurea

INDONESIA (Bali)          (23)        

Mainly freshwater bird found in extensive swamps and adjacent, flooded paddy fields; sometimes around mangroves and tidal estuaries. 90 cm. Range: Africa and Eurasia: generally uncommon but locally numerous resident throughout the Greater Sundras and east into parts of Wallacea.

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