Merlin

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A tiny flycatcher with a big head that is often peaked at the rear, a slender body, and a short, narrow tail. The bill is short and stubby compared to the longer, sharper bills of other U.S. flycatchers.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Bushtit, smaller than a Western Kingbird.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.5-5.5 in (11.5-14 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3 oz (7.5 g)
      • Wingspan: 7.1 in (18 cm)