Species Details

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Merlin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Falco columbarius
Family : Falconidae
Order : Falconiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The male Merlin has a blue-grey back ranging from almost black to silver-grey and its underparts are buff- to orange-tinted with more or less heavily streaked which are black to reddish brown.The female and immature are brownish-grey to dark brown above and whitish buff spotted with brown below.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source:www.en.wikipedia.org, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: BJ Stacey(www.inaturalist.org/people/BJ Stacey),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Simon Elliottmore information, please contact us.