How to merge multiple instances of a contact within one Google account?

Problem:

When I tap on a contact (via the dialer) often times as I scroll down the same information duplicated (four birthdays in a row, for example). Here's the issue - you see multiple same birthdays.



When editing a contact in the Contacts app (I have a non-rooted Note 4 running stock Lollipop) it pulls up all instances of that contact, and often duplicate content (multiple instances of a birthday, same phone number, etc). This is the native contacts app on my phone. I don't know if this is pure Android app or a Samsung skin



I have only added my one Google account to Android (e.g. myemail at gmail dot com). But when I edit a contact I still see 3-5 "google" instances of that contact. See below. When I edit this contact, you see the numerous "google" headers - these are the different instances of the same contact.



Any idea how to merge all this so that I don't have multiple instances of the same contact and duplicate info for the same contact?

Thanks - I consider myself pretty bright, but this has perplexed me about Android for YEARS!

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