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Merlin Bird ID

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    Ancient Murrelet Identification

    Adult Description

    Small plump waterbird. Black face and crown. Gray upperparts. White sides of neck, throat, and underparts. Short, pale yellow bill.

    Immature Description

    Resembles nonbreeding adult, with little or no white feathers around crown, and a darker bill.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.9-9.4 in (20-24 cm)
      • Weight: 5.4-8.8 oz (153-250 g)
      • Wingspan: 17.7-18.1 in (45-46 cm)