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    Lincoln's Sparrow Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Lincoln's Sparrow is a medium-sized sparrow with a dainty appearance. It has a rounded belly and head, but the back of its head often looks pointed or crested when it raises its crown feathers. Its tail is relatively short and its conical bill is a bit thinner compared to most other sparrows.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Wilson's Warbler, smaller than a Song Sparrow.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 5.1-5.9 in (13-15 cm)
        • Weight: 0.6-0.7 oz (17-19 g)
        • Wingspan: 7.5-8.7 in (19-22 cm)