adult; no sexual dimorphism (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)

Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: usually rather solitary; fish eaters that stalk their prey in shallow water; strikingly different adult and juvenile plumages.

adult; bicolored bill light at base, dark at tip (California, USA; 2007-10-06)

greenish-yellow legs (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)

stalking prey (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)

juvenile; all-white plumage resembles egrets (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)
juvenile also has the bicolored bill (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27) adult showing fluffed posture (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)
excited about spotting a fish (California, USA; 2007-10-06) mottled juvenile molting into adult plumage (Panama; 2008-06-10)
posing for portrait (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)