Purple Heron

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Purple heron seen from the side standing on the bank of a pond studded with reeds and water lilies
Purple heron (Ardea purpurea).
(Oiseaux, pl. 15.)

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Hand-colored steel engraving showing a purple heron (Ardea purpurea) seen from the side standing on the bank of a pond studded with reeds and water lilies.

The full caption reads in the original French:

3ème ordre — Échassiers. Cultirostres. Héron pourpré (Ardea purpurea, Gmel.). 1/7 de gr. nat.

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