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Merlins are the smallest falcons in the N Hemisphere. Their shape and form gave them the nickname “pigeon hawk” in N America. Merlins breed in the N Holarctic with some migrating to subtropical and tropical regions during winter.

Nina Stavlund

Merlins are the smallest falcons in the N Hemisphere. Their shape and form gave them the nickname “pigeon hawk” in N America. Merlins breed in the N Holarctic with some migrating to subtropical and tropical regions during winter.