WoRMS taxon details

Egretta caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758)

159114  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159114)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Distribution North America  
Distribution North America [details]
WoRMS (2018). Egretta caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159114 on 2018-04-22
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2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
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2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
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2011-04-27 09:01:37Z
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basis of record Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]   

additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Peterson, R.T.; Peterson, V.M. (2002). A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p. [details]   

additional source Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p. [details]   

additional source University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Animal Diversity Web., available online at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html [details]   

additional source Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet carnivorous feeding on fish, frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and crustaceans such as crabs, crayfish and shrimp [details]

Dimensions Length: 24" (61 cm); Wingspan: 40" (102 cm) [details]

Distribution North America [details]

Habitat often lives near saltwater but also frequentsponds, marshes, swamps, lagoons [details]

Importance helps control insect populations [details]

Reproduction Breeds from Massachusetts west to Tennessee and Texas and south throughout the West Indies, and South America to Uruguay and Peru. Winters from the southern United States southward. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch kleine blauwe reiger  [details]
English little blue heron  [details]
French aigrette bleue  [details]
German Blaureiher  [details]
Lithuanian mažasis melsvasis garnys  [details]
Polish czapla śniada  [details]
Russian ма́лая голуба́я ца́пля  [details]
Slovenian modra čaplja  [details]
Spanish garza azulgarceta azul  [details]
Turkish küçük mavi balıkçıl  [details]