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Dimmuborgir, Myvatn


Make Nikon D2X
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G   at 300 mm
Exposure 1/250 s, f/3.5, ISO 250 
Image size 800 x 535 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Merlin Dutch  Smelleken
Italian  Smeriglio Spanish  Esmerejón


The smallest diurnal bird of prey in Europe, the size of a Mistle Thrush.


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Merlin male
Falco columbarius
Faucon émerillon

Jean-Michel PAULUS