Little Blue Heron

Despite its different last name, the Little Blue Heron is more related to the Snowy Egret. When it’s young, this heron is white but molts to a dark slate-blue plumage as an adult. These herons and generally wary and hard to approach. The nest in colonies typically associates itself with various other heron species. Their feeding habits are a bit slower than that of their Snowy Egret cousin with their diet consisting of small fish and crustaceans.  Life expectancy of the Little Blue is 7 to 8 years however, the oldest know Little Blue Heron had lived for almost 12 years. 

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