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Merlin Bird ID

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    Semipalmated Sandpiper Identification

    Adult Description

    Small sandpiper. Short neck. Moderately long bill, may droop slightly at tip. Moderately long legs. Black center of rump and tail. Legs black. Back gray-brown. Chest usually only lightly marked. Short webbing between toes (hard to see).

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to adult, but with more scaly pattern on back.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-5.9 in (13-15 cm)
      • Weight: 0.7-1.1 oz (21-32 g)
      • Wingspan: 11.4-11.8 in (29-30 cm)