Black-crowned Night-Herons are small herons with rather squat, thick proportions. They have thick necks, large, flat heads, and heavy, pointed bills. The legs are short and, in flight, barely reach the end of the tail. The wings are broad and rounded.
Larger than a Green Heron; smaller and thicker-bodied than a Great Egret.between crow and goose
- Both Sexes
- Length: 22.8-26.0 in (58-66 cm)
- Weight: 25.6-35.8 oz (727-1014 g)
- Wingspan: 45.3-46.5 in (115-118 cm)