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Little Blue Heron (Juvenile)

Egretta caerulea


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


Wekiva River Florida


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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DeBary, Florida, USA

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

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