Osprey Pandion Haliaetus1
Size:50-66 cm in length with a 127-180 cm wingspan.
The wing chord: 38-52 cm
The tail: 16.5-24 cm
The tarsus: 5.2-6.6 cm
Weight:0.9-2.1 kg.


(Pandion haliaetus)

The osprey is a bird of prey found on all continents except Antarctica. It is dark brown on the upper side, and more greyish white on the belly and head. The osprey has many different names; some people call them fish hawk, sea hawk or sea eagle. Its wingspan is up to 180 centimeters.

Did you know...?

There is a medieval belief that fish were so mesmerized by the osprey that they turned belly‐up in surrender.