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Merlin Bird ID

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    Northern Hawk Owl Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized owl.
    • Long tapered tail.
    • Short pointed wings.
    • Face white, with black border.
    • Crown and forehead dark with many white spots.
    • Underparts white with heavy brown bars.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 14.2-17.7 in (36-45 cm)
      • Weight: 8.5-16.0 oz (240-454 g)
      • Wingspan: 27.9 in (71 cm)