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Merlin Bird ID

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    American Goldfinch Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A small finch with a short, conical bill and a small, head, long wings, and short, notched tail.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a Tufted Titmouse

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
        • Weight: 0.4-0.7 oz (11-20 g)
        • Wingspan: 7.5-8.7 in (19-22 cm)