Sub-category: Bitterns, Herons, & Egrets
Adults are about 61 cm long and weigh 625 g. They have a white crown and back with the remainder of the body grayish, red eyes and short yellow legs. They have a white stripe below the eye. Juveniles resemble young Black-crowned Night-Herons, being mainly brown flecked with white or gray.
These birds stalk their prey or wait in ambush at the water's edge, mainly at night.