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Merlin Bird ID

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    Semipalmated Plover Identification

    Adult Description

    • Small shorebird.
    • Legs moderately long.
    • Neck short.
    • Back brown.
    • Underparts white with one thick black or brown band on chest.
    • Legs yellowish.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult, but with duller markings and pale scaling on back.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.7-7.5 in (17-19 cm)
      • Weight: 1.7 oz (47 g)