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Merlin Bird ID

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    Common Murre Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized waterbird.
    • Black back and head, white underside.
    • Rather long, slender, pointed bill.
    • Face and throat white in nonbreeding plumage.

    Immature Description

    Similar to nonbreeding adult.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 15.0-16.9 in (38-43 cm)
      • Weight: 28.2-39.7 oz (800-1125 g)
      • Wingspan: 25.2-27.9 in (64-71 cm)