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Pandion haliaetus


Known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, this 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.


Nests 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.

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Pandion haliaetus Osprey
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SvetlanaBabrauskiene 10 years ago

Thanks guys

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 10 years ago

Good shot!

pineconekicker 10 years ago

commonly called "Fish Hawk"


Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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