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Smith's Longspur Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small but somewhat plump songbird with a short, notched tail, and a fairly slight but long, sharply pointed, conical bill.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Savannah Sparrow, smaller than a Snow Bunting.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-6.7 in (15-17 cm)
      • Weight: 0.7-1.1 oz (20-32 g)