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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

Ospreys are brown above and white below, and overall they are whiter than most raptors. From below, the wings are mostly white with a prominent dark patch at the wrists. The head is white with a broad brown stripe through the eye. Juveniles have white spots on the back and buffy shading on the breast. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ospre...

Habitat:

Look for Ospreys around nearly any body of water: saltmarshes, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, estuaries, and even coral reefs. Their conspicuous stick nests are placed in the open on poles, channel markers, and dead trees, often over water. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ospre...


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Melbourne, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.12, Long: -80.64

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012

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