Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
 
Status in the Checklist Area - (1) Accidental
     
 
 
Information

A small heron of the south eastern States. Juveniles are unique in being entirely white for their first year before acquiring the dark blue feathers of an adult bird.

Similar species:
A juvenile bird in white plumage is very similar to the Snowy Egret. Little Bue Heron juveniles have dark tips on the wings which Snowy Egrets lack.

Sources:
Ehrlich, Dobkin and Wheye, (1988)
Sibley, D. 2000

     
Noteworthy Data
 
Date
Location
Source(s)
Comments
October 15, 1974 Judson Lake, Abbotsford

B. Anderson
W. Weber, 1974

Five
 
Photographs
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
Audio and Video    
None available
 

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