Falco columbarius
A Merlin specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

An uncommon migrant, usually found along the barrier beaches of the Eastern Shore and in loblolly pine forests. Migrates through this region March to May and August to November. The female is larger than the male.

Specimen Information

Date:  9/7/1878
Collected By:  Mr. Hamilton
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  75357