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The Osprey also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range.

It is a large raptor, reaching more than 24 in. in length and 71 in. across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts.

The Fish Hawk or Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply.

It is found on all continents except Antarctica, although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.

As its other common names suggest, the Osprey’s diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialised physical characteristics and unique behavior in hunting its prey.

Its unique characteristics classify it in its own taxonomic genus, Pandion, and family, Pandionidae.

The Fish Hawk or Osprey is piscivorous, with fish making up 99% of its diet. It typically takes live fish weighing 5.3–10.6 oz. and about 9.8–13.8 in. in length, but virtually any type of fish from 1.8 oz. to 4.4 lb. can be taken. Even larger northern pike has been taken in Russia. The species rarely scavenges dead or dying fish.

Fish Hawk or Ospreys have a vision that is well adapted to detecting underwater objects from the air. Prey is first sighted when the osprey is 33–131 feet above the water, after which the bird hovers momentarily and then plunges feet first into the water.

They catch fish by diving into a body of water, oftentimes completely submerging their entire bodies. As an osprey dives it adjusts the angle of its flight to account for the distortion of the fish’s image caused by refraction.

Fish Hawk or Ospreys will typically eat on a nearby perch but have also been known to carry fish for longer distances.