Merlin

Chestnut-collared Longspur Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    Small sparrowlike bird. Overall quite compact, with large head and relatively short tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an American Goldfinch but smaller than a Lark Bunting.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-6.5 in (13-16.5 cm)
      • Weight: 0.6-0.8 oz (17-23 g)