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Merlin Bird ID

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    Western Kingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Western Kingbirds are fairly large flycatchers with large heads and broad shoulders. They have heavy, straight bills, long wings, and a medium-length, square-tipped tail.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than an American Robin; larger than a Black Phoebe.

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      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 7.9-9.4 in (20-24 cm)
        • Weight: 1.3-1.6 oz (37-46 g)
        • Wingspan: 15.0-16.1 in (38-41 cm)