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The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings.

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"Osprey in action

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When osprey fish, they soar above the water until they spot their prey. Then they dive talons-first into the water, often submerging themselves completely. After making a catch, osprey will adjust their grasp on the fish so that it faces forward. This aligns the fish with their direction of movement to make flying away more efficient. Images: Michael Wulf, Txema Garcia

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) One of the most widespread birds of prey, the #Osprey is found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. The osprey is also called the 'fish hawk', as it is well adapted for hunting fish. A reversible outer toe helps the osprey to carry fish while in flight. Hunting almost exclusively for live fish, the osprey plunges feet first to snatch them from the water, sometimes becoming completely submerged. #BirdsofPrey

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The osprey is also called the 'fish hawk', as it is well adapted for hunting fish. A reversible outer toe helps the osprey to carry fish while in flight. Hunting almost exclusively for live fish, the osprey plunges feet first to snatch them from the water, sometimes becoming completely submerged.

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"Out You Come" by Bill Doherty on 500px - Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) sometimes known as the Sea Hawk, Fish Eagle, or Fish Hawk - Winning image of the Best Shots photographic competition 2013, Animal section

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J'ai choisi cette image pour la précision et la munition de la photo. J'aime beaucoup la position de ses ailes et j'aime qu'on puisse apprendre a travers cette image. (apprendre comment ces oiseaux attrape leur nourriture.) Par contre, se que je trouve très intéressant est la flaque que l'oiseau fait lors de son décollage. J'aime le fait que les gouttes d'eau revolent. Lorsque j'ai vu cette image, j'ai ressenti de l’apaisement de voir tout la beauté de cette animale.

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Osprey catching a fish. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) One of the most widespread birds of prey, the #Osprey is found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. The osprey is also called the 'fish hawk', as it is well adapted for hunting fish. A reversible outer toe helps the osprey to carry fish while in flight. Hunting almost exclusively for live fish, the osprey plunges feet first to snatch them from the water, sometimes becoming completely submerged. #BirdsofPrey #BirdofPrey #Bird…

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