merl-amke comparison
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Female American Kestrel
Female Merlin
2 vertical black markings
on each side of face
light forehead
malar mark
dark forehead
ocelli spots (fake eyes ) surrounded by tawny nape

(photo of back of
head needed)
dark nape
no ocelli spots
rufous tail
with black bands

(photo of female
tail needed)

dark tail
with 3 or 4 tawny bands
pinkish mouth
(photo of inside
mouth needed)
bluish mouth
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