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Merlin Bird ID

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    Gray Catbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A medium-sized, slender songbird with a long, rounded, black tail and a narrow, straight bill. Catbirds are fairly long legged and have broad, rounded wings.

      Relative Size

      Slightly smaller than a Northern Mockingbird

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 8.3-9.4 in (21-24 cm)
        • Weight: 0.8-2.0 oz (23.2-56.5 g)
        • Wingspan: 8.7-11.8 in (22-30 cm)