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Purple Heron stands by the water
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Image details:  
Image Description: Purple Heron stands by the water
Image notes: Taken from Roadside near Scasta
Species in Image: Purple Heron
Date: 1977
Area: Mainland
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00424

General details:  
Common Name Purple Heron
Latin Name Ardea purpurea
Latin Group Name Ciconiiformes
Latin Family Name Ardeidae
Common Family Name Bitterns, Egrets and Herons
Description A very rare vagrant from southern Europe; 5 Shetland records. 3 of the 5 were from Fair Isle.
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