A Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) juvenile appears to be similiar to an immature Snowy Egret. But during first spring (Apr to Jun), the juvenile's white plumage begins to gradually molt to adult plumage as seen in the photo. A Little Blue Heron adult has a slate blue body. Its head and neck are dark purple.
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