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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

An Osprey catching a fish near Cottesloe beach and being disputed by a Seagull. Measuring about 60cm in length and 150cm wingspan. Brown upper parts, breast is white and white underparts, white head with a dark mask across the eyes, reaching to the sides of the neck.

Habitat:

Spotted at Cottesloe Beach WA (Australia), the osprey is found on all continents except Antarctica and has a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply.

Notes:

As its other common names suggest, the osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Accipitriformes Family: Pandionidae Genus: Pandion Species: P. haliaetus

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -31.99, Long: 115.75

Spotted on Apr 14, 2017
Submitted on Apr 20, 2017

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