The Little Egret is of medium size, noticeably smaller than the large white Egret, but larger than the yellow and Egyptian Egret. Birds in breeding plumage, in addition to a lush “cape” of openwork aigrette feathers on the back, have a long “pendant” in the lower part of the neck and a crest of several (usually two) long narrow feathers, which is never the case for the great egret.