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Merlin Bird ID

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    Rufous Hummingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A fairly small hummingbird with a slender, nearly straight bill, a tail that tapers to a point when folded, and fairly short wings that don’t reach the end of the tail when the bird is perched.

      Relative Size

      About the same size as a Ruby-throated Hummingbird

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 2.8-3.5 in (7-9 cm)
        • Weight: 0.1-0.2 oz (2-5 g)
        • Wingspan: 4.3 in (11 cm)