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Merlin Bird ID

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    Lapland Longspur Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized sparrow-like bird.
    • Short, thick, pointed bill.
    • White outer tail feathers.
    • Rufous patch in wings.
    • Streaked sides.
    • Smudge on breast.
    • Breeding male with black face and chest, yellowish eyestripe, and rufous nape.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-6.3 in (15-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.8-1.2 oz (23-33 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.7-11.0 in (22-28 cm)