Osprey

Osprey
OspreyNASA.jpg
An osprey preparing to dive.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Pandionidae
Genus:Pandion
Binomial name
Pandion haliaetus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

An osprey is a type of fish-eating bird. They are also known as 'fish hawk', 'sea hawk', and 'fish eagle'. It is a large bird measuring up to 60 cm (24 in) long from beak to tail. It has dark brown wings.

Description

The osprey weighs 1.4–2 kg (3.0–4.4 lb) and is 52–60 cm (20–24 in) long with a 150–180 cm (5–6 ft) wingspan (the distance between the right wingtip and left wingtip when they are spread out). The back of the bird is brown and the belly is white. The head is white with a dark stripe across the eyes. The eyes are golden to brown and the beak (the mouth of a bird) is black. The legs and feet are white with black talons (nails of a bird).

The osprey has a short tail and long, narrow wings. Males and females look similar, but males are often paler. In flight, the osprey raises its wings in an arch shape, making it look like a gull.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Visvalk
العربية: عقاب نساري
azərbaycanca: Çay qaraquşu
বাংলা: মাছমুরাল
башҡортса: Кәлмәргән
беларуская: Скапа
български: Орел рибар
brezhoneg: Erer-spluj
Чӑвашла: Пулă хурчки
corsu: Alpana
dansk: Fiskeørn
davvisámegiella: Čiekčá
Deutsch: Fischadler
eesti: Kalakotkas
Ελληνικά: Ψαραετός
English: Osprey
Esperanto: Fiŝaglo
føroyskt: Fiskiørn
Frysk: Fiskearn
Gaeilge: Coirneach
ગુજરાતી: માછીમાર
한국어: 물수리
Հայերեն: Ջրարծիվ
hrvatski: Bukoč
Bahasa Indonesia: Elang tiram
interlingua: Pandion haliaetus
íslenska: Gjóður
עברית: שלך
ქართული: შაკი
Kiswahili: Koho
Кыргызча: Балыкчы кушу
кырык мары: Сексӹ
latviešu: Zivjērglis
magyar: Halászsas
македонски: Орел-рибар
मराठी: कैकर
Bahasa Melayu: Burung Helang Tiram
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဝန်လက်
Nāhuatl: Acuauhtli
Nederlands: Visarend
नेपाली: मलाहा चील
日本語: ミサゴ
Nordfriisk: Faskiarn
norsk: Fiskeørn
norsk nynorsk: Fiskeørn
پنجابی: آسپرے
Piemontèis: Pandion haliaëtus
português: Pandion haliaetus
română: Vultur pescar
русиньскый: Скоб
русский: Скопа
саха тыла: Умсан
Scots: Fish-hawk
slovenčina: Kršiak rybár
slovenščina: Ribji orel
српски / srpski: Орао рибар
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Orao ribar
suomi: Sääksi
svenska: Fiskgjuse
Tagalog: Osprey
татарча/tatarça: Балыкчы карчыга
Türkçe: Balık kartalı
українська: Скопа
Tiếng Việt: Ó cá
粵語: 魚鷹
中文: