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Merlin Bird ID

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    Western Tanager Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Western Tanagers are stocky songbirds; fairly small yet noticeably larger and heavier-bodied than warblers. They have short, thick-based bills and medium-length tails.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Yellow Warbler; smaller than an American Robin.

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      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)
        • Weight: 0.8-1.3 oz (24-36 g)