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Merlin Bird ID

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    Adult Description

    • Small waterbird.
    • Thin, dark bill, often appearing tilted slightly upward.
    • Red eyes.
    • In summer, black with golden ear tufts.
    • In winter, black, white, and gray, with white ear patch.

    Immature Description

    Similar to winter adult, but more brownish on back and neck.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.8-13.8 in (30-35 cm)
      • Weight: 7.0-25.9 oz (200-735 g)
      • Wingspan: 20.5-21.6 in (52-55 cm)