• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Gavdos isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Lyberakis, P.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Purple Heron
Lake ecosystem
Rivers diorama
Coasts diorama
Estuaries diorama
Method in the field

Photo of a bird release after treatment, Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea. This solitary and rare Heron can be observed during migration in Crete and the Aegean region while a few pairs nest in reed-beds in the wetlands of Northern Greece. Ιt feeds in shallow water, spearing fish, frogs or insects with its long sharp bill.