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Merlin Bird ID

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    Golden-crowned Kinglet Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      These are tiny songbirds with a rounded body, short wings, and skinny tail. They have relatively large heads, and their bills are short and thin, perfect for gleaning small insects.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a chickadee; larger than a hummingbird

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.1-4.3 in (8-11 cm)
        • Weight: 0.1-0.3 oz (4-8 g)
        • Wingspan: 5.5-7.1 in (14-18 cm)