Thursday, 4 July 2013

Bird #53:Little Blue Heron



Common Name: Little Blue Heron
Scientific Name: Egretta caerulea
Description: 22-28 inches; bill blue to grey with black tip; Adult: body slate blue; neck and head dark purple. Breeding: head and neck reddish purple. Juvenile: white but gradually molts to adult plumage.  
Habitat: shallow fresh and saltwater areas; Chancery Lane, Graeme Hall, WSR, Long Pond etc
Statue: Non-Breeding Migrant
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Adult Little Blue at Alaska Swamp


Molting Juvenile @ WSR





Molting Juvenile @ Alaska