OSPREY

OSPREY
OSPREY

The osprey is unusual in that it is a single living species.  They are the second most widely distributed raptor species, after the peregrine falcon. Their range is throughout the world. Osprey’s are the only raptors that hover over water and then plunge in feet first for fish.  They have a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind. They are long-winged and long-legged with a wingspan up to six feet. An osprey can log more than 160,000 migration miles during its 15-20 year life. The oldest known osprey was 25 years, two months old. They may also be called a fish hawk, although they are not hawks. In addition to fish, osprey eat smaller birds, snakes, squirrels, muskrats, and salamanders.

OSPREY WITH SQUIRREL
OSPREY WITH SQUIRREL
OSPREY WITH FISH
OSPREY WITH FISH
OSPREY
OSPREY

 

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