Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea - Héron pourpré

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ardea

  • Species
    :

    purpurea

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 90 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 120 à 150 cm.
  • Weight
    : 600 à 1400 g
Longevity

25 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Ardea purpurea purpurea (s and c Europe to c Asia and the Middle east, Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Ardea purpurea bournei (Cape Verde Is.)
  • Ardea purpurea madagascariensis (Madagascar)
  • Ardea purpurea manilensis (s and e Asia to the Philippines and Indonesia)

Foreign names

  • Héron pourpré,
  • Garza Imperial,
  • Garça-vermelha,
  • Purpurreiher,
  • Vörös gém,
  • Purperreiger,
  • Airone rosso,
  • Purpurhäger,
  • Purpurhegre,
  • volavka purpurová,
  • volavka červená,
  • Purpurhejre,
  • ruskohaikara,
  • Rooireier,
  • agró roig,
  • Rauðhegri,
  • czapla purpurowa,
  • rudais gārnis,
  • rjava čaplja,
  • Рыжая цапля,
  • Cangak merah,
  • ムラサキサギ,
  • 草鹭,
  • นกกระสาแดง,
  • 紫鷺〔草鷺〕,

Voice song and cries

Héron pourpré
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats

Geographic range

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