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    Blue Grosbeak Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Blue Grosbeak is a stocky songbird with a very large, triangular bill that seems to cover the entire front of its face, from throat to forehead.

      Relative Size

      Larger than an Indigo Bunting; slightly smaller than a Brown-headed Cowbird.

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      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 5.9-6.3 in (15-16 cm)
        • Weight: 0.9-1.1 oz (26-31 g)
        • Wingspan: 11.0 in (28 cm)