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Pandion haliaetus


White breast and belly. Black back and wings. Long wings, held with wingtips angled slightly backwards. Dark eyestripe. Crown and forehead white. Immature Description Juvenile similar to adult, but with whitish scaling on back feathers, fewer markings on chest, and orange eyes.


Found and Breeds in variety of habitats with shallow water and large fish, including boreal forest ponds, desert salt-flat lagoons, temperate lakes, and tropical coasts. Winters along large bodies of water containing fish.


The Osprey readily builds its nest on manmade structures, such as telephone poles, channel markers, duck blinds, and nest platforms designed especially for it. Such platforms have become an important tool in reestablishing Ospreys in areas where they had disappeared. In some areas nests are placed almost exclusively on artificial structures. This family was spotted while boating down the St. Johns River

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MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Thank you Arun

Arun 8 years ago

Awesome ...

MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Thank you Makenna

Makenna 8 years ago

To cute

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Greenville, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2011
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

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