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Merlin Bird ID

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    Western Bluebird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Western Bluebirds are small thrushes that usually perch upright. They are stocky with thin, straight bills and fairly short tails.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a sparrow; smaller than an American Robin.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)
        • Weight: 0.8-1.1 oz (24-31 g)
        • Wingspan: 11.4-13.4 in (29-34 cm)