An adult approaching to its pair and trying to copulate.

An adult approaching to its pair and trying to copulate.
Species: Purple Heron   Ardea purpurea
Subspecies: manilensis
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Friday, December 11, 2009
Added to IBC: 4 May 2010 - 13:55
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Altitude (m): 
689 meters


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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1179213. Accessible at

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1179213. Video of Purple Heron Ardea purpurea at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, India. Accessible at

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