Merlin

Tricolored Blackbird Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    From afar, Tricolored Blackbirds have a stocky, broad-shouldered look and when perched often look humpbacked. Like other members of the blackbird family, they have a slender conical bill and a longish tail. Females are smaller than males.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a House Finch, smaller than a Western Meadowlark.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.1-9.4 in (18-24 cm)
      • Weight: 1.4-2.6 oz (40-75 g)
      • Wingspan: 10.2-13.0 in (26-33 cm)