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Merlin Bird ID

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    Baird's Sandpiper Identification

    Adult Description

    Small to medium-sized sandpiper. Short neck. Moderately long, slightly drooping bill. Moderately long legs. Long wings extend past end of tail on resting bird. Dark center of rump and tail. Fairly distinct chest markings. Back scaly, with whitish edges to dark back feathers in some plumages.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to adult, but with more scaly pattern on back.
    Relative Size

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-7.1 in (14-18 cm)
      • Weight: 0.9-2.2 oz (27-63 g)
      • Wingspan: 13.8-15.0 in (35-38 cm)