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Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Ciconiiformes
Family:
  Ardeidae

Scientific:
  Egretta caerulea
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Protonym:
  Ardea caerulea

Avibase ID:
  11512CF46992C660

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174827

Geographic range:

  • Egretta caerulea: US to s Brazil, Uruguay and West Indies
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Little Blue Heron
Czech:
  volavka modrošedá
German:
  Blaureiher
Danish:
  Blåhejre
Spanish:
  Garceta Azul
Finnish:
  sinihaikara
French:
  Aigrette bleue
Icelandic:
  Mýrahegri
Italian:
  Airone azzurro minore
Japanese:
  himeakakurosagi
Japanese:
  ヒメアカクロサギ
Dutch:
  Kleine Blauwe Reiger
Norwegian:
  Blåhegre
Polish:
  czapla sniada
Portuguese:
  Garca-azul
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Garça-azul
Russian:
  Малая голубая цапля
Slovak:
  volavka modrosivá
Swedish:
  Blåhäger
Chinese:
  小蓝鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea coerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Ardea caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Aigrette bleue ( Egretta caerulea)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Aigrette bleue ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 1st edition:
   Little Blue Heron ( Florida caerulea)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Little Blue Heron ( Hydranassa caerulea)
Clements 4th edition:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
eBird version 1.50:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
eBird version 1.52:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
eBird version 1.53:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
eBird version 1.54:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
eBird version 1.55:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Howard and Moore 4th edition:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
James Lee Peters:
    Egretta caerulea
James Lee Peters (original):
    Florida caerulea
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Egretta caerulea
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Little Blue Heron ( Egretta caerulea)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Egretta caerulea

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kleinbloureier
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kwabye nwe
Czech: Volavka modrošedá
Danish: Blåhejre
German: Blaureiher
English: Little Blue Heron
Spanish: Garceta Azul, Garcita morena, Garza, Garza azul, Pato aguja
Spanish (Argentine): Garza azul
Spanish (Chile): Garceta azul, Garza, Garza azul
Spanish (Colombia): Garza Azul
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garceta Azul
Spanish (Cuba): Garza Azul
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Garza Azul
Spanish (Honduras): Garcita morena, Pato aguja
Spanish (Mexico): garceta azul, Garza Azul
Spanish (Nicaragua): Garceta Azul
Spanish (Paraguay): Garza azul
Spanish (Uruguay): Garceta azul, Garza, Garza azul
Spanish (Venezuela): Garcita Azul
Estonian: sinihaigur
Finnish: Sinihaikara
French: Aigrette bleue, Aigrette bleue (nominal), Aigrette bleue (nominale), Aigrette bleue (race nominale), Petit Héron bleu
Guadeloupean Creole French: Petit héron bleu
Guarani: Hoko'i hovy
Haitian Creole French: Ti Krabye ble
Hungarian: kék gém
Icelandic: Mýrahegri
Italian: Airone azzurro minore
Japanese: himeakakurosagi
Japanese: ヒメアカクロサギ
Latin: Ardea caerulea, Ardea coerulea, Egretta caerulea, Egretta caerulea caerulea, Florida caerulea, Florida caerulea caerulea, Hydranassa caerulea
Lithuanian: Mėlynasis garnys
Dutch: Kleine Blauwe Reiger
Norwegian: Blåhegre
Polish: czapla sniada, czapla śniada
Portuguese: Garca-azul, garça-azul, Garça-azul / Garça-morena, garça-morena
Portuguese (Brazil): Garça Azul, Garça-azul, garça-morena
Russian: Малая Голубая Цапля, Цапля малая голубая
Slovak: Volavka modrá, volavka modrosivá
Slovenian: modra čaplja
Swedish: Blåhäger
Turkish: Mavi Balıkçıl
Chinese: 小蓝鹭

 

         

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