A medium-sized, long-legged wading bird with a long, strongly curved bill. It has a thick, oval-shaped body and a long neck. The wings are broad and fairly rounded.
Larger than a Cattle Egret, smaller than a Great Egret.crow-sized
- 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)