Utah Bird Profile
 Merlin - Falco columbarius

Name Roots: (L. falx "sickle"  [talons & beak] - columbarius, "a pigeon keeper")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a cliff at a height of 15-35 (8-60) feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a carnivore: air hawker.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and mixed conifer habitats.

by Jerry Liguori

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