Yellow-crowned Night Herons are fairly small herons with stocky bodies and short, thick necks, and short legs. They have large, blocky heads with thick, relatively short bills. In flight, the wings are broad and rounded.
Larger than a Cattle Egret; smaller and stockier than a Great Egret.between crow and goose
- Both Sexes
- Length: 21.6-27.6 in (55-70 cm)
- Weight: 22.9-28.2 oz (650-800 g)