Merlin

Dickcissel Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Compact and sparrowlike, with a full chest, a large, thick bill, and a relatively short tail.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Song Sparrow, about the same size as a House Sparrow.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-6.3 in (14-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.9-1.4 oz (25.6-38.4 g)
      • Wingspan: 9.8-10.2 in (24.8-26 cm)