Merlin (Female)
Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
Merlin (Female)    c. 1797
6.4 x 8.2 cm
EAG 90.40.005


In all editions previous to 1847, the bird is simply identified as the Merlin. The Stone Falcon was later identified as the Merlin in the 1847 edition, while the bird illustrated here was identified as the Female Merlin.