Breeding Purple Herons at Kampar, Perak, Malaysia

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS‘s images of the breeding Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea manilensis) was photographed at the UTAR Campus in Kampar, Perak, Malaysia on 1st July 2012. The Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman campus is sited in a semi-urban environment around ex-mining pools

“According to Tou Jing-Yi’s survey of the heronry, there are currently 74 Purple Heron with 18 nests there,” noted Amar. The herons are in all stages of development, with many breeding pairs as well many immature and some juveniles. The image above shows an active nest with juveniles; below shows three immatures sunning themselves.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
September 2012


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