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Merlin Bird ID

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    Golden-crowned Sparrow Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      These are large, long-tailed sparrows with small heads and short but stout, seed-eating bills.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than an American Robin; larger than a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 5.9-7.1 in (15-18 cm)
        • Weight: 1.1-1.2 oz (30-33 g)