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
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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