Merlin (Black)

Falco columbarius suckleyi

ML25930921


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Brian Sullivan
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eBird Checklist S28445745
Carmel Valley "airfield" (now greenbelt) & neighborhood
Monterey, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 36.481, -121.7281 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

This is presumably the same adult male that has been around the neighborhood all winter. It is much darker than average for columbarius, but not on the extreme end of dark for suckleyi. I do think it is dark enough to be considered the latter subspecies though.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
700 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
713KB
Dimensions
1872 x 1046

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