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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings. (wiki)

Habitat:

The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant. (wiki) Dives feet-first for its prey. Breeds on beaches and offshore islands on the Red Sea coast of Egypt; also occurs on migration throughout the Middle East


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5 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 5 months ago

A beautiful photo....

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Thanks! This was from several years ago and unfortunately I don't see ospreys as regularly as I did then.

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

lovely!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Great spot!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Lovely spotting.

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Lat: 28.47, Long: 34.51

Spotted on Mar 17, 2008
Submitted on Feb 16, 2012

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