merl-amke comparison
  IWRC Raptor ID Series    
       
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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