Sabrina Luoni - Purple Heron at nest
Título: Purple Heron at nest
Especie: Ardea purpurea
Descripción: The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a migratory bird in the heron family that reproduces between Europe and Africa. Its natural habitat is the wetlands surrounded by reeds and it usually breeds in colonies but sometimes the nests are solitary. It builds a bulky nest of dead reeds in canebrakes or low bushes. The female builds the nest, while the male provides the necessary material. The female lays 2 to 5 eggs per year. The eggs are light blue-green and hatch after about a month. Both parents share the incubation and the care of the young. The chicks feed by regurgitating the food that the parents pour into their mouth. They are able to fly at 45-50 days and become independent at two months.
Categoría: Ilustración naturalista
Técnica: Watercolour and coloured pencil
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