Merlins are small falcons with a powerful build that is broader and stockier than the slightly smaller American Kestrel. Merlins have sharply pointed wings, a broad chest, and a medium length tail.
Slightly larger than an American Kestrel; less bulky than a Rock Pigeon.between robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 9.4-11.8 in (24-30 cm)
- Weight: 5.6-8.5 oz (160-240 g)
- Wingspan: 20.9-26.8 in (53-68 cm)