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The Merlin – Falco columbarius is a small species of Falcon of Type diurnal-raptor in the Family Falconidae and the Order Falconiformes. It is a migratory species found right across the northern hemisphere, it has a Holarctic breeding Range and migrates S to winter in N Africa, Europe, the northern Middle East, SW and SE Asia. In the AWB Region it winters in Turkey, S Caucasus, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, the Levant and Cyprus. In Africa it winters in the Nile Delta and the coastal Maghreb states.

Type - diurnal-raptor - 
Winter Habitat - coastal Mediterranean scrub with scattered trees, avoids bare deserts and dense forests,
Passage Habitat - scrub, bushes and trees, more opportunistic choices, generally open country,

Species - Falco columbarius
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