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Merlin Bird ID

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    Rock Sandpiper Identification

    Adult Description

    Plump, medium-sized shorebird. Medium-length bill, with slight droop at end. Short, yellow legs. Mostly dark. Broad white stripe in wings.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile scaly all over back, with reddish on shoulders, chest white whitish with heavy streaks and spots.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.1-9.4 in (18-24 cm)
      • Weight: 2.0-4.6 oz (57-130 g)