Compared with other herons, Western Cattle Egrets are noticeably small and compact. They have relatively short legs and a short thick neck. The straight, daggerlike bill is shorter and thicker than other herons. They have medium-length, broad, rounded wings.
Smaller and stockier than a Snowy Egret; larger than a Green Heron.between crow and goose
- Both Sexes
- Length: 18.1-22.1 in (46-56 cm)
- Weight: 9.5-18.1 oz (270-512 g)
- Wingspan: 34.6-37.8 in (88-96 cm)