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Merlin Bird ID

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    Northern Parula Identification

    Adult Description

    • Small songbird.
    • Blue-gray hood and wings.
    • Yellow chest with black and reddish band across it.
    • White crescents above and below eyes.
    • Green back.
    • Two white wingbars.

    Immature Description

    Similar to female, but more green on upperparts.
    Relative Size

    Larger than a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, smaller than a Red-eyed Vireo.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-4.7 in (11-12 cm)
      • Weight: 0.2-0.4 oz (5-11 g)
      • Wingspan: 6.3-7.1 in (16-18 cm)