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Ospreys are 0.9–2.1 kilograms (2.0–4.6 lb) in weight and 50–66 centimeters (20–26 in) long with a wingspan of 127–180 centimeters (4.2–6 ft). The upper parts of their wings are deep, glossy brown, while the underparts of the wings are pure white. Their wings have four long, finger-like feathers and a shorter fifth that give it a distinct appearance. Their breast is white and sometimes streaked with brown. Ospreys have a white head, which has a dark mask across the eyes, that are golden to brown. Their bill is black, their feet are white with black talons. In flight, Ospreys have a characteristic bend in their wings (drooping 'hands'), similar to gulls. Their vision allows them to detect underwater objects from the air. Their diet consists 99% of fish, but they also hunt for rabbits, hares, amphibians, other birds, and small reptiles.
The Osprey can be found worldwide (except Antarctica) in temperate and tropical regions of all continents.
Also known as 'sea hawk' or 'fish eagle'