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    Yellow-headed Blackbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Yellow-headed Blackbirds are fairly large blackbirds, with a stout body, a large head, and a long, conical bill.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a Common Grackle; larger than a Red-winged Blackbird.

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 8.3-10.2 in (21-26 cm)
        • Weight: 1.6-3.5 oz (44-100 g)
        • Wingspan: 16.5-17.3 in (42-44 cm)