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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

Ospreys are very large, distinctively shaped hawks. Despite their size, their bodies are slender, with long, narrow wings and long legs. Ospreys fly with a marked kink in their wings, making an M-shape when seen from below. 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.

Habitat:

Snag on shoreline.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Spotted on Oct 9, 2015
Submitted on Dec 10, 2015

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