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Merlin Bird ID

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    Kirtland's Warbler Identification

    Adult Description

    • Small songbird; large warbler.
    • Bluish gray face and back.
    • Yellow throat, chest, and belly.
    • Black stripes down sides.
    • White crescents above and below eyes.
    • Constantly pumps its tail.
    • Two white wingbars.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult female, but duller, and with black spotting across chest.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-5.9 in (14-15 cm)
      • Weight: 0.5 oz (14 g)