The Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) breeds from Central and East USA to Central America, Peru and Uruguay. Its natural habits are freshwater marshes, lagoons, rivers, estuaries, salt ponds, mudflats, and mangroves. The oldest are 61 cm (24 inches) in height and 325 g in weight.
Its body and wings are dark bluish gray. Head and neck dull dark maroon, and gray facial skin. Bill grayish with black tip, and legs grayish-green. Its diet is based on fishes and insects.