Purple Heron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Purple Heron
Adult from Nagarhole National Park
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardea
Species: A. purpurea
Binomial name
Ardea purpurea
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Purple Heron (Immature) I2 IMG 8131.jpg

The Purple Heron is a kind of bird. It has long legs and walk through shallow water looking for food. Is breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The bird's scientific name is Ardea purpurea.