Order
Pelecaniformes
Family
Ardeidae
Genus
Egretta
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 - Little Blue Heron
 - Little Blue Heron
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Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

James A. Rodgers Jr. and Henry T. Smith
Version: 2.0 — Published July 27, 2012

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Recommended Citation

Rodgers Jr., J. A. and H. T. Smith (2012). Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.145