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Little Blue Heron (Juvenile)

Egretta caerulea

Description:

For the first year of the little blue heron's life they are white. Later into adulthood they turn dark grey blue.

Habitat:

Wekiva River Florida

Notes:

One reason for the white coloration is so they will commonly mingle with snowy egrets for a bit of extra protection from predators. The egrets tolerate the the young little blues until they start to show their distinct dark grey blue coloring.

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jonesc.kris
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jonesc.kris

DeBary, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2012

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