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Merlin Bird ID

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    Buff-breasted Sandpiper Identification

    Adult Description

    Medium-sized shorebird. Buffy all over. Short, pointed, black bill. Rounded head. Long yellow legs. Underside of wings white. Small black spots on crown and back.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to adult, but has more scaly back.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.1-7.9 in (18-20 cm)
      • Weight: 1.6-2.8 oz (46-78 g)