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Merlin Bird ID

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    Varied Bunting Identification

    Adult Description

    • Small songbird.
    • Short, thick bill.
    • Male dark, purplish, with red nape.
    • Female dull tan.

    Male Description

    Breeding (Alternate) Plumage: Blue crown and rump. Reddish purple body. Red nape. Appears dark purplish overall from a distance.
    Nonbreeding (Basic) Plumage: Brown overall.

    Female Description

    Smooth, unmarked grayish brown plumage overall.

    Immature Description

    Immature of both sexes resembles adult female.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-5.5 in (11-14 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (11-13 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.3 in (21 cm)