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Merlin Bird ID

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    Northern Mockingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A medium-sized songbird, a bit more slender than a thrush and with a longer tail. Mockingbirds have small heads, a long, thin bill with a hint of a downward curve, and long legs. Their wings are short, rounded, and broad, making the tail seem particularly long in flight.

      Relative Size

      Slightly larger than a Gray Catbird

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 8.3-10.2 in (21-26 cm)
        • Weight: 1.6-2.0 oz (45-58 g)
        • Wingspan: 12.2-13.8 in (31-35 cm)