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Little Blue Heron
|Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)|
The Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) is natural to the Americas. Its distribution extends from central North America to central South America. Some reach Uruguay.
Water edge of rivers and water deposits and in fields covered with water, can be fresh water, brackish or saltwater.
Sea level to 1600 meters.
Normally seen alone, in pairs and in small groups of its own species.
Nests in colonies. These colonies can be made up of different species of herons and other aquatic birds. The nest is a rudimentary platform made out of twigs. The clutch is two to four light blue eggs.
|Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) in Florida|
The diet consists of crustaceans (crabs and shrimp), also fish, frogs and aquatic insects.
In length reaches from 51 to 60 cm. The weight is about 300 grams.
The Little Blue Heron in Spanish is called “Garceta Azul”, “Garcita Azul” and “Garza Azul”.
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