Baking: Little Blue Heron

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Egretta caerulea

Length: 20-30 in Wingspan: 35-45 in Weight: 0.5-1 lb

Identification:

Small blue bird with purple neck and head. Blue/gray bill with dark tip. Dark legs, gray to olive.

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Distribution:

Summer along the gulf coast of US and Mexico, and through the Caribbean. Winter south through Mexico to southern Brazil.

Cool Facts:

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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References:

All About Birds

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