Dovekie Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A very small seabird with a chunky body, very short tail and neck, and a small stubby bill. The wings are short and narrow.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Red-necked Phalarope, smaller than a Black Guillemot.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.5-9.1 in (19-23 cm)
      • Weight: 4.7-7.2 oz (134-204 g)
      • Wingspan: 15.0 in (38 cm)