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Swainson's Warbler Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A solidly built songbird, with a rather flat head, heavy bill and strong legs for a warbler.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Carolina Chickadee, smaller than an Eastern Towhee; close in length to a Yellow-rumped Warbler but sturdier.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-5.5 in (13-14 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (11-15 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.7-9.4 in (22-24 cm)