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    Eastern Kingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Eastern Kingbird is a sturdy, medium-sized songbird with a large head, upright posture, square-tipped tail, and a relatively short, straight bill.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than an American Robin; larger than an Eastern Phoebe.

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 7.5-9.1 in (19-23 cm)
        • Weight: 1.2-1.9 oz (33-55 g)
        • Wingspan: 13.0-15.0 in (33-38 cm)