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Merlin Bird ID

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    Northern Rough-winged Swallow Identification

    Adult Description

    • Small, long-winged stocky songbird.
    • Small bill.
    • Wings long and pointed.
    • Uniformly dull brown head and upperparts.
    • Pale brown throat.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to adult, but with cinnamon wash on throat and indistinct cinnamon edges on brown feathers of upperparts, most noticeable on wings.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.7-5.9 in (12-15 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3-0.6 oz (10-18 g)
      • Wingspan: 10.6-11.8 in (27-30 cm)