Baking: Merlin

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Falco columbarius

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

Identification:

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

merlin

Distribution:

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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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References:

All About Birds

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