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Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea )
Description Photograph (click on the image to increase it) Various
In flight it looks like in grey heron, a little smaller, the plumage is darker. It has the red neck. The paws appear abnormally developpées. Purple Heron When they are in danger, they take an attitude of picket. As the grey heron, it is very patient during these parts of fishing.
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Habitat  :Migrant, in Africa, it likes the big reedbeds and the swamps.
Food  :Fishes, batrachians, reptiles, rodents, insects.
Size  :27.58 inch (70-90 cm) Weight  : 1-1,50 kg Wing span : 43.34 inch (110-145 cm)
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