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    Pyrrhuloxia Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Pyrrhuloxias are stocky, medium-sized songbirds with tall crests and long tails. They have heavy but short seed-cracking bills with a curved culmen, or upper edge.

      Relative Size

      About the size of a Northern Cardinal; larger than a Black-throated Sparrow.

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 8.3 in (21 cm)
        • Weight: 0.8-1.5 oz (24-43 g)