Little Blue Heron / Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron / Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron

SCI Name:  Egretta caerulea
Protonym:  Ardea caerulea Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.143
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Ardeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  libher
Type Locality:  North America = South Carolina ex Catesby.
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Publish Year:  1758
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DEFINITIONS

EGRETTA
(Ardeidae; Little Egret E. garzetta) French Aigrette  egret  < dim. Provençal Aigron  heron; "EGRETTA GARZETTA?  The Egret?" (T. Forster 1817); "Egretta T. Forster, Synopt. Cat. Brit. Bds., 1817, p. 59.  Type, by monotypy, Ardea garzetta Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 110).   
Var. Egetta.   
Synon. Demigretta, Dichromanassa, Erodius, Florida, Garzetta, Glaucerodius, Hemiegretta, Hemigarzetta, Herodias, Hydranassa, Lepterodas, Leucophoyx, Melanophoyx, Notophoyx.

egretta
French Aigrette  egret  < dim. Provençal Aigron  heron.
● ex “Guiratinga” of Ray 1713, “Grande Aigrette d’Amérique” of d’Aubenton, 1765-1781, pl. 925, “Grande Aigrette” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Great Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (subsp. Ardea alba).

caerulea
L. caeruleus  blue, azure-blue, sky-blue, dark-blue (can also mean dark, dark green, or black) (see also caeruleus).
● ex “Cotinga” of Brisson 1760, and “Cotinga du Brésil” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Cotinga cotinga).
● ex “Coucou bleu de Madagascar” of Brisson 1760 (Coua).
● "76. ARDEA.  ...  cærulea.  13. A. occipite cristato, corpore cæruleo.  Ardea major grisea cristata, capite nigro, vertice & ciliis albicantibus. Brown. jam. 478.  Ardea cærulea. Catesb. car. 1. p. 76. t. 76. Alb. av. 3. p. 74. t. 79. Sloan. jam. 2. p. 314. t. 264. f. 5. Raj. av. 189.  Habitat in America septentrionali." (Linnaeus 1758) (Egretta).
● ex “Other Blue Peteril” of Cook 1777, and “Blue Petrel” of J. R.. Forster 1777, and Latham 1785 (Halobaena).
● ex “Gobe-mouche bleu des Philippines” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 666, fig. 1, “Petit azur” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Azure Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Hypothymis azurea).
● "97. LOXIA.  ...  cærulea.  L. cærulea, alis fuscis fascia baseos purpurea.  Coccothraustes cærulea. Catesb. car. 1. p. 39. t. 39.  Habitat in America." (Linnaeus 1758) (Passerina).
● ex “Moineau bleu de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 203, fig. 2, “Passe-bleu” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Blue Tanager” of Latham 1783 (syn. Passerina cyanea).
● ex “Bruant bleu de Canada” of Brisson 1760 (?syn. Passerina cyanea).
● ex “Little Blue-grey Fly-catcher” of Edwards 1760, and “Figuier cendré de Pensilvanie” of Brisson 1760 (Polioptila).