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Adult DescriptionSmall marshbird. Difficult to see; runs under vegetation. Short yellow or blackish bill. Very short tail. Buffy yellow chest and face. Yellowish and black streaks on back. Crown dark. Dark stripe through eyes. Indistinct white patch at back of wings.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult, but darker and more spotted.
- Both Sexes
- Length: 5.1-7.1 in (13-18 cm)
- Weight: 1.4-2.4 oz (41-68 g)
- Wingspan: 11.0-12.6 in (28-32 cm)