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Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

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Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) - Purple Heron
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Purple Heron
Summer visitor.
Large, highly stylised, purple-greyish brown heron. Thin, snakelike neck and long yellowy-brown legs.
Similar species
Grey Heron, Little Bittern (although this bird is quite a bit smaller).
From April to September.
Seeing the species
Easy in the right habitat.
Where to watch it
Laguna de Pitillas, Embalse de las Cañas, Sotos del Arga, some small wetlands in Bardenas.

Recommended observation points: Laguna de Pitillas, Embalse de las Cañas, Sotos del Arga, balsas de Bardenas.

Times of the year present: de abril a septiembre.

Observation: fácil en el hábitat adecuado.

Nature: estival.

Description: garza grande, muy estilizada, de coloración pardo purpúrea y grisácea. Cuello delgado serpentiforme y largas patas de color pardo-amarillento.

Similar species: Garza real, Avetorillo común (aunque éste es bastante más pequeño)

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