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Merlin Bird ID

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    Prairie Falcon Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Prairie Falcons are large falcons about the size of a peregrine. They have pointed wings and medium-long tails.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Merlin; smaller than a Swainson's Hawk.

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 14.6-18.5 in (37-47 cm)
        • Weight: 14.8-38.8 oz (420-1100 g)
        • Wingspan: 35.4-44.5 in (90-113 cm)