Purple Heron
Ardea purpurea
(L 31.5-35.4" WS 47-59"
Wt 17.6-45.9 oz)
3 or 4 subspecies are found.
Lake Kerkini
Greece
17May2015
“Heron” is Germanic-derived while “Egret” is
French-derived; both are in the family Ardeidae.
(R Lederer and C Burr)