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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
31-DEC-2004 Dick Keely

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Cockroach Bay, Florida

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching 60 centimeters (24 in) in length with a 1.8 metre (6 ft) wingspan. 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.

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF
1/800s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Renee Lockett18-Jan-2009 11:39
Wonderful shot, and thanks for the info about this bird. It appears he's having a bite to eat. Great shot. :)
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