Saturday, June 15, 2013

Purple Heron at Hebbal Lake, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore is favorite spot for various colorful birds. People have identified nearly 100 spices of birds here.



One among them is Purple Heron. It is a wading bird in the heron family. It is a large slender bird. 



It feeds in shallow water, spearing fish, frogs, insects and small mammals. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim.



This is a migratory bird that comes to here from outside India, may be Africa or Europe. 

35 comments:

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

it has got a really long neck ;)

Gerald (SK14) said...

Its neck seems longer than that of the species we get round here.

Annemor said...

Never seen a purple heron, so thank you for showing.
Happy weekend.
Mormor

Panchali said...

Magnificent....they look gorgeous! Great shot...

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful clicks

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots!

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Lowell said...

This beautiful bird looks very much our Great Blue Heron. They're great fun to watch and they strike very fast when they've sighted their prey!

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful bird!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photography of one of nature's gems ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

richies said...

A Purple Heron look a lot like the Great Blue Heron we have here in Arkansas
An Arkies Musings

HOOTIN ANNI said...

100 species?!!!! Oh boy, oh boy, would I LOVE to go there myself.

Excellent heron photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a beautiful bird. The neck looks very long.

ladyfi said...

Wow - so fabulous!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautifully captured...

thanks

twobarkingdogs said...

Very pretty!

Jeevan said...

Excellent shots and interesting fact about them

Frank said...

Lovely series.

Magia da Inês said...

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Lindoooooooooo!
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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful bird and Great photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We have lots of herons, but this isi a new one -- he's quite lovely; great color

Carletta said...

A 100 species is a lot of birds to see. That would be a great place to visit.
Nice shots of the wading heron!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I saw the name Purple Heron and wondered why the name and then I could see just a faint touch of purpe feathering. Nice~

HansHB said...

Nice catch!

Gary said...

Nice capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos of an interesting bird.

Karen said...

Terrific captures!

Arija said...

What a long neck! much longer than our herons in Australia.

Neil said...

Beautiful series.

bailey-road.com said...

Such a patient hunter!

TheChieftess said...

Nice!!!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Beautiful bird and terrific captures for the day, Rajesh!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend!

Stewart M said...

Splendid looking bird - so long and thin.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mariane Cordes said...

Marvellouse photos of the Heron - It is a majestic bird :)

Kind regards
Mariane
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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Well spotted and nice shots..

AmitAag said...

Great catch!