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Merlin Bird ID

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    Smith's Longspur Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized sparrow-like bird.
    • Short, thick, pointed bill.
    • Long tail with white outer feathers.
    • Whitish wingbars.
    • Breeding male with orangish neck, chest, and belly, and black-and-white patterned face.
    • Female and winter male with dull, buffy belly and small white eyering.

    Immature Description

    Similar to female.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-6.7 in (15-17 cm)
      • Weight: 0.7-1.1 oz (20-32 g)