A heron-sized bird with heavy body and long neck and legs. The bill is long, fairly thick, and curves slightly downward, like a larger version of a rail’s bill.
Larger than a night-heron, much smaller than a Great Egret.goose-sized or larger
- Both Sexes
- Length: 25.0-28.7 in (63.5-72.9 cm)
- Weight: 37.0-48.3 oz (1050-1370 g)
- Wingspan: 39.8-42.1 in (101-107 cm)