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Merlin Bird ID

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    Wilson's Plover Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized shorebird.
    • Legs moderately long.
    • Neck short.
    • Back brown.
    • Underparts white with one thick black or brown band on chest.

    Immature Description

    Similar to nonbreeding adult, but with less distinct breast band and scaly pale edging on back feathers.
    Relative Size

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.3-7.9 in (16-20 cm)
      • Weight: 1.9-2.5 oz (55-70 g)