Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Egretta
Species: caerulea

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fort Pierce, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Sanibel, Florida
Jackson, Mississippi
Summerville, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Needville, Texas
Elkview, West Virginia
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Members' Notes:

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On Jun 15, 2009, Joyce128 from Cocoa Beach, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

I think that this is an immature little blue heron. Can someone confirm?

Joyce

Neutral

On Jul 30, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

The Little Blue Heron's breeding habitat is sub-tropical swamps. It nests in colonies, often with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. 3-7 light blue eggs are laid

Positive

On Mar 29, 2013, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

these inky blue herons are so quiet and still in the water when they are stalking their prey. even when they aren't hunting, they almost go unnoticed. even the beaks and legs are blue.