Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
The Little Blue Heron can be found around the coasts of middle America from the US Gulf Coast and western Mexico through Central America to half way down South America. Thanks to Alexandra Makhnina who took these photos in Costa Rica.
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
The Little Blue Heron is smaller than some egrets (its Latin name is egretta). Adults are blue-grey with a brownish/purple upper neck. Juveniles are white. The bird shown is in transition to adulthood.
Little Blue Heron  
Little Blue Heron  
Little Blue Heron with Snowy Egret  Size comparison with Snowy Egret