Male Merlin

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Colouring Bluish grey upper, orange lower
Voice Quick and sharp
Feeds on Small birds and insects
Flight Fast, low and direct
Nesting Ground
Social Family Groups
Male Merlin
Male Merlin
Page Last Updated 9/10/2019 9:20:00 AM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Falconiformes
Family Falconidae
Species Falco columbarius
Category Birds of Prey
StdName Merlin
Vital Statistics
Length 9.8 to 11.8 ins
Weight 5.0 to 8.1 ozs
Wingspan 23.6 to 25.6 ins
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape Hooked
Tail Length Medium
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Merlin (Species=Falco columbarius / Standard Name=Merlin)