This is a fairly small heron with a slight body, slender neck, and fairly long legs. It has rounded wings, and a long, straight, spearlike bill that is thick at the base.
Smaller than a Great Blue Heron; about the size of a Snowy Egret.between crow and goose
- Both Sexes
- Length: 22.1-29.1 in (56-74 cm)
- Weight: 10.4-14.5 oz (296-412 g)
- Wingspan: 39.4-41.3 in (100-105 cm)