Scientific Name: Pandion haliaetus Common Name: Osprey Other Name: Sea hawk, River hawk, Fish hawk
Identifying Features: brown upperparts, white breast, golden-brown iris, white head, dark mask around eyes, whitish feet, black beak
- In Buddhism, the osprey is sometimes represented as the “King of Birds”.
- Ospreys usually mate for life. Rarely, polyandry has been recorded. It breeds near freshwater lakes and rivers, and sometimes on coastal brackish waters.
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