Ardea purpurea  Purple Heron  Rooireier
Purple Heron
Modimolle, Jun 2018

Resident. Fairly common and widespread along sedge- and reed-fringed rivers and dams. Single birds are typically encountered. As yet not recorded breeding in the Waterberg but in years of high rainfall dozens and sometimes hundreds breed nearby in reedbeds on the Nyl floodplain and it is perhaps from here that the local birds originate.
Purple Heron
Modimolle, Jun 2018
Purple Heron
SwebeSwebe, Feb 2014

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