Ardea purpurea

Species: Ardea purpurea

English Name: Purple Heron

Chinese Name: 草鷺

Family: Ardeidae


The purple heron is a large bird with 70-90cm in length. The plumage is reddish-brown in adults and browner in juvenils. It occurs in Macau as a autumn migrant.

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– Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.