Little Blue Heron Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    This is a fairly small heron with a slight body, slender neck, and fairly long legs. It has rounded wings, and a long, straight, spearlike bill that is thick at the base.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Great Blue Heron; about the size of a Snowy Egret.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 22.1-29.1 in (56-74 cm)
      • Weight: 10.4-14.5 oz (296-412 g)
      • Wingspan: 39.4-41.3 in (100-105 cm)