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little blue heron

a small heron, Egretta caerulea, of the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere, having bluish-gray plumage. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is described as resembling a blue crane, and may possibly have been the Floridus cerulea, or little blue heron.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • If the eggs of the little blue heron were blue, would not those of the snowy herons be pure white?

    Bird Stories Edith M. Patch
  • The little blue heron, though widely distributed, is not anywhere a common bird.

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