• Persian name Torm tai
  • English name Merlin
  • Scientific name Falco columbarius
  • Family Falconidae
  • Morphology Body length:30 cm. Females are distinctively larger, the smallest Falcon with sharped-tip, short wings and relatively long tail, and males have bluish grey plumage with black primary wing feathers, dark wide tail and regular head.
  • Ethology With fast wingbeats, they attack their prey. They often hunt by flying fast and low, they change their direction in flight rapidly and they hold their wings lower than the tail, when resting.