Flies with its neck outstretched and head slightly drooping.© Nathan Dubrow | Macaulay LibraryMassachusetts, April 17, 2017
Often perches in low trees and shrubs at the edge of wetlands.© Ryan Schain | Macaulay LibraryMassachusetts, May 22, 2015
- Long, down-curved bill.
- Long dark legs.
- Body all dark.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult, but with dark banded bill and duller body.
- Both Sexes
- Length: 18.1-22.1 in (46-56 cm)
- Weight: 15.9-18.5 oz (450-525 g)
- Wingspan: 35.4-36.6 in (90-93 cm)
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