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Merlin Bird ID

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    Long-billed Dowitcher Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized shorebird.
    • Bill twice as long as head.
    • Moderately long, pale legs.

    Immature Description

    Juvenal plumage with brownish gray chest and flanks, less spotting and barring than breeding adults. Back feathers dark centered with broad buffy edges, giving a slightly scaly appearance. Tertials dark grayish with narrow rusty edges.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.4 in (29 cm)
      • Weight: 3.2-4.6 oz (90-131 g)