AnAge entry for Falco columbarius

Classification (HAGRID: 01369)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Falconiformes
                Family: Falconidae
                    Genus: Falco
Species
Falco columbarius
Common name
Merlin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
12.7 years (wild)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In captivity these animals have been reported to live up to 16 years [0972], but this has not been verified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
30 days
Clutch size
5 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
13 g
Adult weight
195 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.241 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175613
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8953
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