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Thick-billed Longspur Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small, sparrowlike songbird with a rounded head and heavy, thick-based, conical bill.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Brewer's Sparrow, smaller than a Brewer's Blackbird.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-6.3 in (14-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.9-1.0 oz (25-29 g)