|Purple Heron ( Ardea purpurea )|
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|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.
||When they are in danger, they take an attitude of picket. As the grey heron, it is very patient during these parts of fishing.
|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)