What is the difference between blue heron and great blue heron?
The Great Blue Heron is better!
There are 3 blue colored Herons in the Eastern US. The "Great Blue Heron","Little Blue Heron", and the "Tri-Colored Heron". The Little Blue is the bluest of these while the Great Blue is the largest and by far the most common.
Another name for a White Heron is Great Egret (ardea alba) also known as the Great White Egret or Common Egret or Great White Heron (which is not used now) Other white herons are, snowy egret, cattle egret, the white phases of great blue heron and reddish egret, young little blue herons are also white. The white phase of the great blue heron was the bird known as "great white heron". Info from R.T. Peterson's…