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Merlin Bird ID

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    Carolina Chickadee Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      This tiny, approachable bird has a short neck and large head, giving it a distinctive spherical body shape. Its tail is fairly long and narrow. Its bill is a bit thicker than a warbler’s but thinner than a finch’s.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a White-breasted Nuthatch

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.9-4.7 in (10-12 cm)
        • Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz (8-12 g)
        • Wingspan: 5.9-7.9 in (15-20 cm)