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Merlin Bird ID

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    Adult Description

    Small chicken-like bird. Short neck and tail. Grayish brown back and chest. Dark reddish U-shaped belly patch. Chestnut barring on flanks. Face and throat reddish. Bill and legs gray. Short, rounded wings. Tail chestnut.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile dull pale brown with darker streaks and spots, lacking most of the adult pattern.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.8-13.0 in (30-33 cm)
      • Weight: 13.6-17.6 oz (385-500 g)
      • Wingspan: 20.9-22.1 in (53-56 cm)