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Merlin Bird ID

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    Adult Description

    • Large shorebird.
    • Black face, hind neck, and back.
    • White throat and underparts.
    • Very long, thin red legs.
    • Long, thin, straight black bill.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult, but with scalloped pattern on back and a white trailing edge to wing.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 13.8-15.3 in (35-39 cm)
      • Weight: 4.8-7.8 oz (136-220 g)
      • Wingspan: 27.9 in (71 cm)