Merlin

photo by Raj Boora

Scientific classification

Order

Falconiformes

Family

Falconidae

Subfamily

Falco

Species

columbarius

Appearance

* Small heavily built bird of prey with blue-greyish (male) or dark brown (female) upperparts and light underparts
* Pretty strong wings and grey or brown tail with black tip
* Size; 26-33 cm, wingspan: 55-69 cm

Habitat

Forest areas and wetlands

Countries

Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe

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