Today we add a small wader to Birdorable: the Little Blue Heron!Little Blue Herons are New World wading birds with a wide distribution covering parts of North and South America. They are found near wetland habitats, where they feed, roost,... Read more »
Little Blue Heron
About the Little Blue Heron
Adult Little Blue Herons can be recognized by their relatively small size, and pretty plum and blue plumage. They have greenish legs, and yellow eyes. Juvenile Little Blue Herons have the same form, but are nearly completely white!
Little Blue Herons feed on a variety of wetland prey items, including fish, lizards, insects, snails, and other similar small prey. In addition to finding food in wetlands, Little Blue Herons breed near wetlands as well, nesting in low shrubs or small trees, often in colonies with other Little Blue Herons and sometimes in mixed colonies with other breeding waders.
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