Birds of Kerala

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Purple Heron

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This one is called Purple heron also known as “Chera Kokku”.  It got the Chera Kokku, due to its resemblance to a Chera Snake(Neck portion of the Heron). Due to the attack of birds hunters the purple herons are decreasing rapidly.

Photo: Swathyraja/Camera: Nikon D60/Location: Ernakulam

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