Baking: Merlin


Falco columbarius

Length: 8-12 in Wingspan: 20-25 in Weight: 0.25-0.5 lbs


Long, pointed wings and tail. Light front with vertical streaking. Dark back ranging from brown to blue. White eyebrow. Banded tail.




Range map by IUCN

Cool Facts:

In medieval Europe, the small and sleek Merlin was considered “the falcon for a lady,” and was used in falconry by notable noblewoman such as Catherine the Great and Mary Queen of Scots.

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