American Dipper Identification

Adult Description

  • Stocky, medium-sized bird.
  • Gray all over.
  • Large head; short neck.
  • Long legs.
  • Short tail.
  • Thin, dark bill.
  • White eyelids obvious when it blinks.
  • Constantly bobs body up and down.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but with faint pale barring on underside.
Relative Size

Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 5.5-7.9 in (14-20 cm)
    • Weight: 1.5-2.4 oz (43-67 g)