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Merlin Bird ID

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    Winter Wren Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Winter Wren is a plump round ball with a stubby tail that it usually holds straight up. Its bill is small and thin, in keeping with its diminutive appearance.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, smaller than a Carolina Wren.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.1-4.7 in (8-12 cm)
        • Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz (8-12 g)
        • Wingspan: 4.7-6.3 in (12-16 cm)