Merlin

Falco columbarius

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The merlin (Falco columbarius) is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere. A bird of prey once known colloquially as a pigeon hawk in North America, the merlin breeds in the northern Holarctic; some migrate to subtropical and northern tropical regions in winter.

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  1. (c) Raj Boora, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/83482290@N00/2392366041
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falco_columbarius

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