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Merlin Bird ID

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    California Scrub-Jay Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A fairly large songbird with lanky dimensions. The tail is long and floppy; the bird often adopts a hunched-over posture. The bill is straight and stout, with a hook at the tip.

      Relative Size

      Larger and bulkier than a Western Bluebird; smaller than an American Crow.

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      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 11.0-11.8 in (28-30 cm)
        • Weight: 2.5-3.5 oz (70-100 g)
        • Wingspan: 15.3 in (39 cm)