Monotypic; distributed in the Americas (Clements 2007).
Synonyms: Ardea caerulea LINNAEUS 1758;
Figure 2. Herons at the border of a mangrove swamp. When I made the photo, there were about 10 adult Little Blue Herons, standing at the river bank. I cannot tell whether the two white herons are young Egretta caerulea or belong to another species (E. thula?).To top of page