Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766

Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Ardeidae Status: Vagrant to Madeira

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Ardea purpurea Biometrics

Wingspan: 120 - 150 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Total length: 78- 90 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Weight: 1 - 1.5 kg (Hume, 2002)

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea


Madeira local status by Correia-Fagundes et al, 2021: Occasional
Madeira local status by Romano et al, 2010: Occasional
Madeira local status by Zino et al, 1995: Occasional
Conservation status by the IUCN Red List Categories, 2013: Least Concern ver 3.1

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