Length: 20-30 in Wingspan: 35-45 in Weight: 0.5-1 lb
Small blue bird with purple neck and head. Blue/gray bill with dark tip. Dark legs, gray to olive.
Summer along the gulf coast of US and Mexico, and through the Caribbean. Winter south through Mexico to southern Brazil.
The Little Blue Heron achieves its colorful blue and purple plumage as an adult; juveniles are solid white, perhaps a strategy to help them blend in with feeding flocks of the more common Snowy Egret.
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