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Merlin Bird ID

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    Eastern Bluebird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Eastern Bluebird is a small thrush with a big, rounded head, large eye, plump body, and alert posture. The wings are long, but the tail and legs are fairly short. The bill is short and straight.

      Relative Size

      About two-thirds the size of an American Robin

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 6.3-8.3 in (16-21 cm)
        • Weight: 1.0-1.1 oz (28-32 g)
        • Wingspan: 9.8-12.6 in (25-32 cm)