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Merlin Bird ID

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    Townsend's Solitaire Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      This thrush is a medium-sized songbird with a long tail, a short bill, and a small rounded head relative to its body size. Their upright posture and long tail gives them a long and slender appearance.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Mountain Bluebird, smaller than an American Robin.

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 7.9-8.7 in (20-22 cm)
        • Weight: 1.1-1.2 oz (30-35 g)
        • Wingspan: 13.0-14.6 in (33-37 cm)