Species: Falco columbarius Linnaeus, 1758


Nomenclature
Scientific name Falco columbarius Linnaeus, 1758
   
English name merlin
French name faucon émerillon
Dutch name smelleken
German name Merlin

Illustrations and Birdsongs

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Listen to the birdsongs on xeno-canto Europe


Protection status and Red List
World
IUCN Red List: LC (ver. 3.1, 2009)

Distribution
Flanders incidental/periodical (1b)
Brussels incidental/periodical (1b)
Wallonia incidental/periodical (1b)
Reference De Smet et al. 2006. Lijst van de Belgische vogels

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be