Merlin

Long-billed Dowitcher Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A plump, medium-sized shorebird with a very long bill, relatively long legs, and short tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Lesser Yellowlegs, smaller than a Greater Yellowlegs.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.4 in (29 cm)
      • Weight: 3.1-4.6 oz (88-131 g)
      • Wingspan: 18.5-19.3 in (47-49 cm)