Purple Heron

Purple Heron is the most colourful and beautiful wading bird in heron family. It looks like grey heron but it is smaller in size and the snake-like neck and dark plumage makes it look different. Its colourful plumage actually provides excellent camouflage among the reeds. It is also known as Eastern Purple Heron.

Gujarati Name

નદી બગલો / જાંબલી બગલો

Scientific Name

Ardea purpurea

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Least Concern

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