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Merlin Bird ID

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    American Redstart Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A medium-sized warbler with a relatively wide, flat bill and fairly long, expressive tail. In flight it has a deep chest, slim belly, and long, somewhat club-shaped tail.

      Relative Size

      About the size of a Black-capped Chickadee or Yellow Warbler.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
        • Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (6-9 g)
        • Wingspan: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)