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Fálco columbarius


One half of a nesting pair of merlins in my neighbourhood.



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BehnRude 5 years ago

You are correct AshleyT, the call is definitely that of a Merlin and not a peregrine falcon. I thought it might be a peregrine as they've been released in Regina in the past to help control pigeon populations near the airport. Thanks for your help correcting this!

AshleyT 5 years ago

You're pretty far out of range for peregrine falcons, though that doesn't always mean much. But I don't see the black patch on the face that peregrines should show, this looks more like a puffed up merlin to me. Do you have more photos? It gets pretty grainy when I zoom in so it's hard to see any details

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Saskatchewan, Canada

Spotted on Jun 21, 2015
Submitted on Jun 22, 2015

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