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American Dipper Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Medium-sized, round-bodied, and chunky, with long legs, rounded head and short neck, a short, sturdy bill, and a short tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger and heavier-bodied than a Western Bluebird, smaller than an American Robin.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized

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