Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

LBHE

Code 6

EGRCAE

ITIS

HEAD

Little Blue Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Pale yellow to yellow-white; gray-green in breeding adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dark gray with a purple-blue gloss.
  • Forehead Color: Gray to purple.
  • Nape Color: Purple-blue
  • Throat Color: Purple-blue to gray.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Little Blue Heron Body Illustration_2
  • Length Range: 61-74 cm (24-29 in)
  • Weight: 460 g (16.22 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Blue, Gray
  • Underparts: Dark gray
  • Upperparts: Dark Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Little Blue Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with steady quick wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 102-104 cm (40-41 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark Gray
  • Under Tail: Dark gray
  • Leg Color: Black to gray-green.
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