Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Ciconiiformes > Family: Ardeidae > Genus: Ardea > Species: Ardea purpurea purpurea

Ardea purpurea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 124 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Ardea purpurea
Breeding habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A634

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

World

Not evaluated

Europe

Least Concern

EU

Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE4137401 Germany Wulfener Bruch und Teichgebiet Osternienburg Map
DE4139401 Germany Mittlere Elbe einschließlich Steckby-Lödderitzer Forst Map
DE4531401 Germany Helmestausee Berga-Kelbra (Anteil Sachsen-Anhalt) Map
DE4831401 Germany Gera-Unstrut-Niederung um Straußfurt Map
DE5336401 Germany Plothener Teiche Map
DE5619306 Germany Grünlandgebiete in der Wetterau Map
DE5723302 Germany Westerngrund von Neuengronau und Breunings Map
DE6013403 Germany NSG Hinter der Mortkaute Map
DE6116402 Germany Schilfgebiete zwischen Gimbsheim und Oppenheim inklusive Fischsee Map
DE6216302 Germany Eich-Gimbsheimer Altrhein Map
DE6216401 Germany Eich-Gimbsheimer Altrhein Map
DE6315401 Germany Klärteiche Offstein Map
DE6316401 Germany Lampertheimer Altrhein Map
DE6416401 Germany Bobenheimer und Roxheimer Altrhein mit Silbersee Map
DE6716401 Germany NSG Mechtersheimer Tongruben Map
DE6716402 Germany Berghausener und Lingenfelder Altrhein mit Insel Flotzgrün Map
DE6716403 Germany Rußheimer Altrhein Map
DE6717401 Germany Wagbachniederung Map
DE6815401 Germany Neupotzer Altrhein Map
DE6816301 Germany Hördter Rheinaue Map
DE6816401 Germany Rheinniederung Karlsruhe - Rheinsheim Map
DE6816404 Germany Sondernheimer Tongruben Map
DE6915402 Germany Wörther Altrhein und Wörther Rheinhafen Map
DE7015405 Germany Neuburger Altrheine Map
DE7243401 Germany Untere Isar oberhalb Mündung Map
DE7243402 Germany Isarmündung Map
DE7537401 Germany Naturschutzgebiet 'Vogelfreistätte Mittlere Isarstauseen' Map
DE7624402 Germany Schmiechener See Map
DE8220401 Germany Untersee des Bodensees Map
GR1110006 Greece DELTA EVROU Map
GR1110008 Greece PARAPOTAMIO DASOS VOREIOU EVROU KAI ARDA Map
GR1130010 Greece LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA Map
GR1150001 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA Map
GR1220009 Greece LIMNES KORONEIAS - VOLVIS, STENA RENTINAS KAI EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1220010 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS Map
GR1220011 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA EPANOMIS Map
GR1230003 Greece LIMNI DOIRANI Map
GR1240006 Greece LIMNI KAI FRAGMA AGRA Map
GR1260002 Greece EKVOLES POTAMOU STRYMONA Map
GR1260008 Greece TECHNITI LIMNI KERKINIS - OROS KROUSIA Map
GR1270013 Greece YGROTOPOI NEAS FOKAIAS Map
GR1320003 Greece LIMNI ORESTIAS (KASTORIAS) Map
GR1340001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON Map
GR1340007 Greece LIMNI PETRON Map
GR1420008 Greece KATO OLYMPOS, OROS GODAMANI KAI KOILADA RODIAS Map
GR1430005 Greece NISIA KYRA PANAGIA, PIPERI, PSATHOURA KAI GYRO NISIDES AGIOS GEORGIOS, NISOI ADELFOI, LECHOUSA, GAIDOURONISIA Map
GR2110004 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA Map
GR2120005 Greece YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI Map
GR2130005 Greece LIMNI IOANNINON Map
GR2230001 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA ANTINIOTI (KERKYRA) Map
GR2230003 Greece ALYKI LEFKIMΜIS (KERKYRA) Map
GR2230007 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) KAI NISOS LAGOUDIA Map
GR2310013 Greece LIMNI LYSIMACHEIA Map
GR2310014 Greece LIMNI VOULKARIA Map
GR2310015 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU KAI EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS, DYTIKOS ARAKYNTHOS KAI STENA KLEISOURAS Map
GR2320006 Greece ALYKI AIGIOU Map
GR2330009 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KOTYCHI - ALYKI LECHAINON Map
GR2420007 Greece MEGALO KAI MIKRO LIVARI - DELTA XERIA Map
GR2420008 Greece LIMNI DYSTOS Map
GR2440005 Greece KATO ROUS KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU POTAMOU Map
GR2530002 Greece LIMNI STYMFALIA Map
GR2540006 Greece YGROTOPOI EKVOLON EVROTA Map
GR2550008 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA GIALOVAS KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA Map
GR3000013 Greece KYTHIRA KAI GYRO NISIDES: PRASONISI, DRAGONERA, ANTIDRAGONERA, AVGO, KAPELLO, KOUFO KAI FIDONISI Map
GR3000014 Greece PERIOCHI LEGRENON - NISIDA PATROKLOU Map
GR4110006 Greece LIMNOS, LIMNES CHORTAROLIMNI KAI ALYKI, KOLPOS MOUDROU ELOS DIAPORI KAI CHERSONISOS FAKOS, NISOS SERGITSI KAI NISIDES DIAVATES KOMPIOKASTRIA, TIGANI, KARKALAS, PRASONISI KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI Map
GR4110007 Greece LESVOS PARAKTIOI YGROTOPOI KAI KOLPOS KALLONIS Map
GR4120006 Greece NISOS FOURNOI KAI NISIDES THYMAINA ALATONISI, THYMAINAKI, STRONGYLO, PLAKA, MAKRONISI, MIKROS KAI MEGALOS ANTHROPOFAGOS, AGIOS MINAS KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI Map
GR4120007 Greece SAMOS: ALΥKΙ PSILIS AMMOU Map
GR4130002 Greece NISIA ANTIPSARA KAI NISIDES DASKALIO, MASTROGIORGI, PRASONISI, KATO NISI, MESIAKO, KOYTSOYLIA KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4210019 Greece NISIDES KALYMNOU: EPANO NERA, SARI, TELENDOS KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI Map
GR4220025 Greece NISIDES PAROU KAI NOTIA ANTIPAROS KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI Map
GR4310012 Greece EKVOLI GEROPOTAMOU MESARAS Map
GR4320009 Greece VOREIOANATOLIKO AKRO KRITIS Map
GR4340020 Greece LIMNI AGIAS (CHANIA) Map
GR4340022 Greece LIMNI KOURNA KAI EKVOLI ALMYROU Map
DE7040471 Germany Donau zwischen Regensburg und Straubing Map
DE7744471 Germany Salzach und Inn Map
DE6119401 Germany Untere Gersprenzaue Map
DE6027472 Germany Schweinfurter Becken und nördliches Steigerwaldvorland Map
DE6728471 Germany Altmühltal mit Brunst-Schwaigau und Altmühlsee Map
DE6116450 Germany Hessisches Ried mit Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue Map
DE8140471 Germany Chiemseegebiet mit Alz Map
DE5914450 Germany Inselrhein Map
DE5417401 Germany Lahnaue zwischen Atzbach und Gießen Map
DE6217403 Germany Hessische Altneckarschlingen Map
DE6741471 Germany Regentalaue und Chambtal mit Rötelseeweihergebiet Map
DE5519401 Germany Wetterau Map
DE6331471 Germany Aischgrund Map
DE6027471 Germany Maintal zwischen Schweinfurt und Dettelbach Map
DE6116350 Germany Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue Map
DE5929471 Germany Mainaue zwischen Eltmann und Haßfurt Map
DE4754451 Germany Talsperre Quitzdorf Map
DE4740451 Germany Rückhaltebecken Stöhna Map
DE4554451 Germany Teichgebiete Niederspree-Hammerstadt Map
DE4941451 Germany Eschefelder Teiche Map
DE4840451 Germany Lobstädter Lachen Map
DE4651451 Germany Doberschützer Wasser Map
DE4552451 Germany Biosphärenreservat Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft Map
DE4439452 Germany Agrarraum und Bergbaufolgelandschaft bei Delitzsch Map
DE4648451 Germany Königsbrücker Heide Map
DE4648452 Germany Teiche bei Zschorna Map
DE4940420 Germany Nordöstliches Altenburger Land Map
GR4210030 Greece DYTIKI RODOS: ORI ATTAVYROS & AKRAMYTIS, TECHNITI LIMNI APOLAKKIAS KAI NISIDES GEORGIOU, STRONGYLI, CHTENIES & KARAVOLAS Map
GR4210031 Greece NOTIO AKRO RODOU, PRASONISI, YGROTOPOS LIVADI KATTAVIAS Map
GR4210029 Greece ANATOLIKI RODOS: PROFITIS ILIAS - EPTA PIGES - EKVOLI LOUTANI - KATERGO, REMA GADOURA - CHERSONISOS LINDOU - NISIDES PENTANISA KAI TETRAPOLIS, LOFOS PSALIDI Map
GR4110010 Greece NOTIODYTIKI CHERSONISOS, APOLITHOMENO DASOS LESVOU Map
GR4110011 Greece OROS OLYMPOS LESVOU Map
GR1150012 Greece THASOS (OROS YPSARIO KAI PARAKTIA ZONI) KAI NISIDES KOINYRA, XIRONISI Map
GR2320011 Greece YGROTOPOI KALOGRIAS-LAMIAS KAI DASOS STROFYLIAS Map
GR1240007 Greece ORI TZENA KAI PINOVO Map
GR2540008 Greece NOTIA MANI Map
GR2310016 Greece LIMNI AMVRAKIA Map
GR1430007 Greece PERIOCHI TAMIEFTIRON PROIN LIMNIS KARLAS Map
GR4220030 Greece DYTIKI MILOS, ANTIMILOS, POLYAIGOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR3000016 Greece YGROTOPOS SCHINIA Map
GR1230005 Greece PERIOCHI ELOUS ARTZAN Map
GR2230008 Greece DIAPONTIA NISIA (OTHONOI, EREIKOUSA, MATHRAKI KAI VRACHONISIDES) Map
GR1340008 Greece LIMNES ChEIMADITIDA KAI ZAZARI Map
GR2420012 Greece OROS OCHI, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES Map
GR1420015 Greece DELTA PINEIOU Map
GR4310013 Greece ASTEROUSIA ORI (KOFINAS) Map
GR4110013 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS GERAS, ELI NTIPI KAI CHARAMIDA Map
GR4210034 Greece ΝΗΣΙΔΕΣ ΒΟΡΕΙΩΝ ΔΩΔΕΚΑΝΗΣΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΟΧΗ Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) Populations breeding in the Western Palearctic http://www.cms.int/
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

http://www.unep-aewa.org/en/legalinstrument/aewa

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
No synonyms available.

Other resources

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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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