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    Clark's Nutcracker Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Clark’s Nutcrackers are the size of a jay but the shape of a crow, with short tails and rounded, crestless heads. The bill is long, straight, and sharp-tipped.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than an American Crow; about the size of a Steller’s Jay but more compact.

      Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 10.6-11.8 in (27-30 cm)
        • Weight: 3.7-5.7 oz (106-161 g)