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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

The upperparts are a deep, glossy brown, while the breast is white and sometimes streaked with brown, and the underparts are pure white. The head is white with a dark mask across the eyes, reaching to the sides of the neck.[22] The irises of the eyes are golden to brown, and the transparent nictitating membrane is pale blue. The bill is black, with a blue cere, and the feet are white with black talons.[6] A short tail and long, narrow wings with four long, finger-like feathers, and a shorter fifth, give it a very distinctive appearance.[23]

Habitat:

Weedon Island Preserve


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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.76, Long: -82.64

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012

Reference

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