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Merlin Bird ID

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    Common Yellowthroat Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Common Yellowthroats are small songbirds with chunky, rounded heads and medium-length, slightly rounded tails.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a Yellow-breasted Chat; larger than a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
        • Weight: 0.3-0.3 oz (9-10 g)
        • Wingspan: 5.9-7.5 in (15-19 cm)