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Merlin Falcon Falco columbarius

Merlin Falcon Falco columbarius

Aves > Falconiformes > Falconidae

Names in different Languages

GermanMerlin
EnglishMerlin Falcon
FrenchFaucon émerillon
SpanishEsmerejón

Description

Small falcon, present in North America and Eurasia, praying mostly on other small birds. It is a migratory species spending winter in the southern North America or Central America.

How to Identify

Looks very similar to Peregrine Falcon. Distinguished characteristics are the beak proportions, color of breast feathers and eyebrows.

Where When to Spot

My only observation of this species happened early December within the streets of Montreal, sitting on a tree, eating prey.

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2020-12-07Champ des Possibles