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Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Description:

Medium-sized heron, with purplish to maroon-brown head and neck; small white patch on throat and upper neck; and slate-blue body. Bill is black towards tip, especially during breeding season, with the other exposed areas on the head appearing dark gray to cobalt blue. Legs are grayish to green, becoming black in breeding season. Immature birds are mostly white with pale slate gray tips on primary wing feathers. Legs of young birds are yellowish-green.

Habitat:

Wetlands

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James McNair
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James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 9, 2015
Submitted on Mar 12, 2015

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