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Merlin Bird ID

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    Adult Description

    Large shorebird. Long, slightly upturned bill with dark tip and pinkish base. Long legs. Rich buff-brown all over. Cinnamon wing linings. Orangish stripe in wings. Breeding plumage with barring across chest. Nonbreeding plumage with plain breast.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to nonbreeding adult.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 16.5-18.9 in (42-48 cm)
      • Weight: 10.1-16.0 oz (285-454 g)