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Merlin Bird ID

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    Least Bittern Identification

    Adult Description

    • Tiny heron.
    • Long neck.
    • Long bill.
    • Crown and back black or dark brownish.
    • Neck and sides warm orange-brown.
    • Front of neck and chest striped orange and white.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult female, with paler and browner crown.
    Relative Size

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.0-14.2 in (28-36 cm)
      • Weight: 1.8-3.6 oz (51-102 g)
      • Wingspan: 16.1-18.1 in (41-46 cm)