LITTLE BLUE HERON (Egretta caerulea)
Location: Merritt Island NWR
Photo: © 2004 Jeff Berger

TRICOLORED HERON (Egretta tricolor)
Location: Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Photo: © 2007 Jeff Berger

The little blue and tricolored heron are sometimes mistaken for each other. The little blue is the smaller of the two. Notice the gray bill tipped with black and dusty-green legs. The tricolored heron is the larger and more slender bird. Look for a rufus-colored line running down the foreneck. In addition, the tricolored heron has yellow facial skin and legs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'S' marks the spot. The curvature of this bird is magnifico. The colors easy on the eyes.While the bird may not be in a state of introspection,I find that I am just in looking at this photo...