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Merlin Bird ID

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    American Dipper Identification

    Adult Description

    • Stocky, medium-sized bird.
    • Gray all over.
    • Large head; short neck.
    • Long legs.
    • Short tail.
    • Thin, dark bill.
    • White eyelids obvious when it blinks.
    • Constantly bobs body up and down.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult, but with faint pale barring on underside.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-7.9 in (14-20 cm)
      • Weight: 1.5-2.4 oz (43-67 g)