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    Cassin's Finch Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Cassin’s Finches are small songbirds with peaked heads and short-medium tails. Their heavy bills are fairly long and straight-sided, and their tails are obviously notched. Their wings are long and, when perched, the tips project farther down the tail than in other finches.

      Relative Size

      About the size of a House Finch but somewhat heftier; larger than a Pine Siskin.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 6.3 in (16 cm)
        • Weight: 0.8-1.2 oz (24-34 g)
        • Wingspan: 9.8-10.6 in (25-27 cm)