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Merlin
Falco columbarius Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
  Falco

Scientific:
  Falco columbarius

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.90

Protonym:
  Falco columbarius

Avibase ID:
  F3DA111CC8A6841B

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175613

English:
  Merlin
Czech:
  dřemlík tundrový
German:
  Merlin
Danish:
  Dværgfalk
Spanish:
  Esmerejón
Finnish:
  ampuhaukka
French:
  Faucon émerillon
Icelandic:
  Smyrill
Italian:
  Smeriglio
Japanese:
  kochougenbou
Japanese:
  コチョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
  Smelleken
Norwegian:
  Dvergfalk
Polish:
  drzemlik
Portuguese:
  Esmerilhão
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Esmerilhão
Russian:
  Дербник
Slovak:
  sokol kobec
Swedish:
  stenfalk
Chinese:
  灰背隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Pigeon Hawk ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Faucon émerillon ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Faucon émerillon ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Falco columbarius [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Falco columbarius [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Falco columbarius [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Merlin ( Falco columbarius) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Falco columbarius [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Falco columbarius [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Arabic: الشاهين الصغير, اليؤيؤ, اليؤيؤ أسود الذيل, اليؤيؤ أسود الذيل شويهين
Asturian: Zaperín
Azerbaijani: Derbnik, Ördəktutan
Belarusian: Сокал-дрымлюк
Bulgarian: Малък сокол, Сокол чучулигар
Breton: Ar falc'hun moan
Catalan: Esmerla, Falconet
Catalan (Balears): Esmerla
Valencian: Falconet
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): gli-gli moutayn
Czech: døemlík tundrový, Dremlík tundrový, Dřemlík tundrový
Welsh: Bod glas, Corgwalch, Corwalch, Cudyll bach, Cudyll glas bach, Gwalch bach, Gwalch y grug
Danish: Dværgfalk
German: Merlin, Zwergfalke
Greek: Νανογέρακο, Νανοφάλκονο
Greek (Cypriot): Νανοφάλκονο
English: Merlin, Pigeon Hawk, Stone Falcon
Esperanto: Kolombfalko
Spanish: Emerillon, Esmejerón, Esmerejon, Esmerejón, Falcón Migratorio, Halcón Esmerejón, Halcón Migratorio, Halcón palomero, Halconcito, Halconcito de Palomas
Spanish (Colombia): Esmerejón
Spanish (Costa Rica): Esmerejón
Spanish (Cuba): Halconcito de Palomas
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Emerillon, Halconcito, Merlin
Spanish (Honduras): Halcón palomero
Spanish (Mexico): Esmerejón, halcón esmerejón
Spanish (Nicaragua): Esmerejón
Spanish (Peru): Halcón Esmerejón
Spanish (Venezuela): Halcón Migratorio
Estonian: Väikepistrik
Basque: Belatz txiki, Belatz txikia, Esmerla
Finnish: Ampuhaukka
Faroese: Smiril, Smyril
French: Faucon émerillon, Faucon kobez
Irish: Meirliún
Guadeloupean Creole French: Gligli, Grigri
Gaelic: Mèimeal, Mèirneal
Galician: Esmerillón, Esmerla, Falcón pequeno
Manx: Shawk veg
Haitian Creole French: Grigri Mòn
Hebrew: בז גמד, בז גמדי
Croatian: Mali Sokol, Soko kraguljčić
Hungarian: Kis sólyom
Armenian: [Aghavnabaze ], Աղավնաբազե
Icelandic: Smyrill
Italian: Smeriglio
Japanese: ko chōgenbō, Ko-chogenbo, Ko-choogenboo, kochougembou, kochougenbou, Ko-chougenbou
Japanese: コチョウゲンボウ
Japanese (Kanji): 小長元坊
Georgian: ალალი
Kazakh: Жағалтай, Тұрымтай
Kazakh (Transliteration): turımtay
Korean: 쇠황조롱이
Korean (Transliteration): soe-hwang-jorongi
Cornish: Falghun meyn
Latin: Falco colombarius, Falco columbarius
Luxembourgish: Merlin
Lithuanian: Paprastasis startsakalis, Startsakalas, Startsakalis
Latvian: Purva piekūns, Purva vanadziņš
Macedonian: Мал сокол
Mongolian: Хайргана шонхор, Хайргууна шонхор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠠᠢᠢᠷᠠᠭᠣᠨ᠎ᠠ ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠠᠢᠢᠷᠠᠭᠣᠨ᠎ᠠ ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Турамтай начин, Хайргууна шонхор, Харнүдэн
Mongolian (Transliteration): khairgan shoŋkhor, khairguun shoŋkhor, khar-nüdeŋ, turamtai nachiŋ
Maltese: Seqer ta' Denbu
Dutch: Smelleken
Norwegian: Dverfalk, Dvergfalk, Steinfalk
Polish: drzemlik
Pinyin: huī-bèi sǔn, huī-bèi zhǔn
Portuguese: Esmerilhão
Portuguese (Brazil): Esmerilhão
Romansh: Falcun merlin
Romanian: Şoim de iarnă
Russian: Derbnik, Дербник
Scots: Meimeal
Northern Sami: Cizašfálli
Slovak: sokol kobe, Sokol kobec
Slovenian: mali sokol
Albanian: Skifteri i vogël
Serbian: mali soko, soko, Мали соко
Swedish: Stenfalk
Thai: เหยี่ยวเมอร์ลิน
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw moee-lin
Turkish: Boz doğan, Boz Doşan, Güvercin Doğanı, Тұрымтай
Tuvinian: Бора хокпештээр шаңгыр
Ukrainian: Дербник, Малий підсоколик, Підсоколик малий
Vietnamese: Cắt lưng xám, Chim Cắt lưng xám
Chinese: [hui-bei sun], [hui-bei zhun], 灰背隼
Chinese (Traditional): 灰背隼
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 灰背隼
Chinese (Taiwan): [hui-bei zhun], 灰背隼

 

         

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