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Ranthambore NP--Zone 4
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Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

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Identification

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Large heron with rusty head and streaky neck; juvenile is extensively rusty brown on upperparts. Favors fresh marshes with tall reeds and other vegetation. Often more retiring than Gray Heron and rarely seen in open situations. Only likely to be confused with larger and bulkier Gray Heron, which is paler and grayer overall, with a stouter bill.

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