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The Purple heron (Ardea purpurea) belongs to the family of herons, egrets and bitterns, the Ardeidae under the order Pelecaniformes.

Purple heron taxonomy

The Ardeidae is the family of herons. The family Ardeidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Ardeidae comprises three subfamilies, viz., Tigriornithinae, Botaurinae and Ardeinae. The subfamily Ardeinae contains eleven extant genera, including Ardea.

The genus Ardea was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The genus Ardea comprises 14 extant species, including Ardea purpurea. The species Ardea purpurea was first described by Carl Linnaeus in the year 1766.

The species Ardea purpurea is polytypic and comprises four subspecies, viz., Ardea purpurea purpurea, Ardea purpurea madagascariensis, Ardea purpurea manilensis and Ardea purpurea bournei.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Ardea purpurea
Species:A. purpurea
Genus:Ardea
Subfamily:-
Family:Ardeidae
Order:Pelecaniformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
1.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by J.M.Garg


Ardea purpurea
2.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by J.M.Garg

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3.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by Lip Kee

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4.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by Francesco Veronesi

Ardea purpurea
5.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by Steve Garvie

Ardea purpurea
6.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by Yathin S Krishnappa

Ardea purpurea
7.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by J.M.Garg

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8.Purple heron - Ardea purpurea
Image by Thimindu Goonatillake

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9.Ardea purpurea
Image by J.M.Garg
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1.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Purple_Heron_(Ardea_purpurea)_in_Hodal_W_IMG_6600.jpg (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 8/11/18
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 8/11/18
3.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lipkee/1904015012/ (cropped)
Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/11/18
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/francesco_veronesi/15224992360/ (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/11/18
5.Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ardea_purpurea_-Lake_Baringo,_Great_Rift_Valley,_Kenya_-adult_and_chicks-8.jpg (cropped)
Author: Steve Garvie | License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 as on 8/11/18
6.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Yathin S Krishnappa | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/11/18
7.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 8/11/18
8.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thimindu/4673955090/ (cropped)
Author: Thimindu Goonatillake | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/11/18
9.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 8/11/18
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