A bird can roost but on one branch…

A bird can roost but on one branch, a mouse can drink not more than its fill from a river.

An old Chinese proverb

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

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Adults are 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.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 21 inches Wingspan: 44 inches
• Sexes similar
• Fairly small, long-legged, short-necked heron
• Tucks neck in close to body in flight and often at rest, rarely extending it
• Black bill
• Leg color varies with age, as with Black Crowns
• Long legs, with feet and part of legs extending beyond tail in flight
Adult:
• Red eyes
• Blue-gray neck, chest, back and belly
• Dark centers to back feathers
• Pale yellowish forehead and buffy-white crown
• Black face and chin with broad white auricular stripe

 

 

A bird can roost but on one branch, a mouse can drink not more than its fill from a river.

An old Chinese proverb

 

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