This next bird is the tricolored heron. It stands at about 26 inches with a 36 inch wingspan. The tricolored heron has a thinner and longer neck then the little blue heron. The tricolored is the only heron that has a dark breast and white belly and it is the only heron with red eyes other then the night herons, which do not have long necks.
The reddish egret looks similar to the little blue except that it is larger, standing at around 30 inches with a 46 inch wingspan. The reddish egret also has a two toned bill, like the little blue heron, but it is pink with a black tip. They can also be distinguished by the way that they forage for food. The little blue moves quietly through the water with its head tipped forward ready to strike while the reddish egret runs around almost frantically often jumping and flapping its wings.