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Merlin
(Falco columbarius)

    
        
Merlin
(Falco columbarius)
By Prairie Boy [CC BY 2.0],
via Wikimedia Commons
 
Merlin Information

Length:
 10 - 14"

Habitat:

In the Northeast, breeds in coniferous forests near open country, along forest edges, and occasionally in urban areas. Winters mainly along the coast.

Diet:
 Mostly small birds; some small mammals such as mice, squirrels, and bats; large insects, snakes, lizards.
 
Identification tips for the Merlin
 
Calls of the Merlin
 
Browse photos of the Merlin
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Merlin Breeding Map Merlin Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
Additional photos and information:

Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Information on the habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration and conservation status of this falcon. Includes range map, photos, and the calls of this bird. (From
Audubon Field Guide)

Photo of Male Merlin

From Mike Danzenbaker's Photo Gallery
 
 
Female or Immature Merlin
 
Merlin
 
By Cephas [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
     
   

 

 


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