Birds of Cuba BETA

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae (Ospreys)  
Genus: Pandion (1 species, 1 worldwide)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis)
Eagle Lakes Park, Naples, Florida, United States  
Photograph by Andy Morffew     Copyright and usage info

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus cristatus)
Photograph by Psylexic     Copyright and usage info

A large raptor not too closely related to any another, that lives on a diet of large fish caught by diving into the water like a kingfisher, pelican or tern. Osprey's migrate, but seem to migrate until they find a place they like (some halfway across the world, while others hardly at all). The Eastern Osprey and smaller Western Osprey (found along Australia's rivers) where recently joined into one species.

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