Merlin Identifying Features

Photo by Pat Fisher
dark brown irises
yellow orbital ring
single stripe down face (can be pale)
white throat
long thin white or tawny supercilium

Photo by Pat Fisher
stocky build
heavy brown streaking on underparts
legs feathered

Photo by Marge Gibson
bluish mouth
(fledgling shown)

(Photo of tail needed)black tail with 3-4 narrow white or gray bands
and white terminal band
Photo by Pat Fisher

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