Saturday, May 22, 2010

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

An early morning walk at the Yamuna Biodiversity Park, at New Delhi was a visual treat.  This park was developed to retain the species growing around the Yamuna River and to provide a habitat for wet-land birds. There are a large number of bird species here as well as several butterfly species. This will be a series of photo blogs to showcase the rich diversity of this oasis of clear water and greenery in Delhi.

The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding range.

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