A big fish was caught by this Purple Heron found at Mongla Jodi, Orissa, India. They are used to catch snake, fish etc. from wedded land. Sometimes, they are fighting each other to protect their territory for their daily food.
The purple heron is a wide ranging species of wading bird in the heron family, Ardeidae. The scientific name comes from Latin ''ardea'' "heron", and ''purpureus'', "coloured purple". It breeds in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The Western Palearctic populations migrate between breeding and wintering habitats whereas the African and tropical-Asian populations are primarily sedentary, except for occasional dispersive movements.