(Plates 26-31), THE striking series of photographs of the Purple Heron (Ardea p, purpurea) now published, were taken in the district of the Camargue (Rhone Delta) in May and June of the present year, 1947. This species is characteristically a reed-bed nester, building on, or close to the ground in extensive reed-beds or on low bushes of Salix amongst the reeds and, so far as Western Europe is con...

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