A fairly large, powerfully built but elegant heron. Reddish Egrets have long, sturdy legs, long necks, and thick, daggerlike bills. The feathers of the head and neck are often extended, giving a shaggy appearance.
Larger than a Snowy Egret, smaller than a Great Egret.goose-sized or larger
- Both Sexes
- Length: 27.6-31.5 in (70-80 cm)
- Weight: 24.7-30.0 oz (700-850 g)
- Wingspan: 45.3-46.5 in (115-118 cm)