Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

This beautiful heron from the Mediterranean is a rare visitor to Norfolk and elsewhere in Britain, although a pair bred in Kent in 2010.

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Purple Heron, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 20th April 2006

 

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Purple Herons, Liwonde National Park (Malawi), 24th-25th September 2008

 

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Purple Heron, Riet Vell, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 21st May 2013

 

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Purple Heron, Riet Vell, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 21st May 2013

 

Purple Heron, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 21st May 2013

 

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Purple Heron, Lake Chilwa (Malawi), 26th September 2008

 

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Purple Heron, near Marais d'Yves (Charente-Maritime, France), 14th June 2009

 

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Purple Herons, Göksu Delta (Turkey), 9th-10th May 2010

 

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Purple Heron, Lake Chilwa (Malawi), 15th May 2011

 

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Purple Heron, Marais de la Brie (Charente-Maritime, France), 14th June 2009

 

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Purple Heron, Utxesa (Cataluña, Spain), 16th May 2013

 

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Purple Heron, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 19th April 2006

 

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Purple Heron, Camargue (Bouche-du-Rhone, France), 25th May 2000

 

Purple Heron, Camargue (Bouche-du-Rhone, France), 29th May 2000

 

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Purple Heron, Liwonde (Malawi), 27th May 2011

 

Purple Heron, near Portopal di Capo Passero (Sicily, Italy), 1st May 2012

 

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Purple Heron, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 20th April 2006

 

Purple Heron, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 19th April 2006