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Merlin Bird ID

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    Monk Parakeet Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A fairly small parakeet with a long, pointed tail and fairly narrow, pointed wings. Like other parakeets, they have large heads and large, hooked bills.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a European Starling; smaller than a Rock Pigeon.

      Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 17.7-20.9 in (45-53 cm)
        • Weight: 3.2-4.2 oz (90-120 g)