Species: Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766


Nomenclature
Scientific name Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766
   
English name purple heron
French name héron pourpré
Dutch name purperreiger
German name Purpurreiher

Illustrations and Birdsongs

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Listen to the birdsongs on xeno-canto Europe


Protection status and Red List
Flanders
protected: 09.09.1981
Flanders
protected: 21.10.1997
Flanders
red list: Rare
Belgium
red list: Rare
World
IUCN Red List: LC (ver. 3.1, 2009)

Distribution
Flanders indigenous (1a)
Brussels indigenous (1a)
Wallonia indigenous (1a)
Reference De Smet et al. 2006. Lijst van de Belgische vogels

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be