Data for:
Ocala NF--Salt Springs
List:

Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Medium-sized dark heron. Long bill is pale blue at the base and darker at the tip. Adults are grayish-blue overall; purplish head and neck contrast with body. Immatures are white in their first year, often showing splotches of gray-blue by their first spring. Greenish-yellow legs. Forages in wetlands. Moves slowly through the shallows with neck outstretched. More elongated body than Snowy Egret.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all

Learn more about Little Blue Heron from…

All About Birds Your Online Guide To Birds And Bird Watching

Little Blue Heron

Birds of the World

Birds of the World logo

Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families.

Explore Little Blue Heron