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Pandion haliaetus


Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nesting at Flamingo, Everglades National Park, Florida.


The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle or fish hawk, 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. The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting 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. (credit:

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Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Amazing find.

KarenL 9 years ago


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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 24, 2007
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012


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