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Merlin Bird ID

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    Adult Description

    • Large waterbird.
    • White with black along back edge of wings.
    • Long, pointed, pale gray bill.
    • Long pointed tail.
    • Long pointed wings.
    • Bright red feet.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile brown all over, with paler belly and darker band on chest. Wings all dark underneath.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 27.2-31.1 in (69-79 cm)
      • Weight: 30.0-38.8 oz (850-1100 g)
      • Wingspan: 59.8 in (152 cm)