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Purple Heron Ardea purpurea manilensis   - With prey
Purple Heron
Photographer : © Kaajal Dasgupta
Location :Lalru, Punjab, India
Date : 31 October 2016
English synonyms:Eastern Purple Heron
Bird Family :Ardeidae - Egrets, Herons & Bitterns
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The bird picked up a dead rodent from the wet field and tried to gulp it down slowly but could not do so beyond a certain point as it was too big for its mouth. - KD