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Osprey Bird Skull Replica measures 3.3 inches. The Osprey Bird Skull Replica model is museum quality polyurethane resin cast made in the USA. Pandion haliaetus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The osprey or Pandion haliaetus, 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. osprey or Pandion haliaetus is brown on the upper parts and predominantly grayish on the head and underparts.
The upper parts are a deep, glossy brown, while the breast is white and sometimes streaked with brown, and the underparts are pure white. Osprey or Pandion haliaetus head is white with a dark mask across the eyes, reaching to the sides of the neck. The irises of the eyes are golden to brown. The Pandion haliaetus bill is black, with a blue cere, the feet are white with black talons. A short tail and long, narrow wings with four long, finger-like feathers, and a shorter fifth, give it a very distinctive appearance.
Osprey or Pandion haliaetus sexes appear fairly similar, but the adult male can be distinguished from the female by its slimmer body and narrower wings. The breast band of the male is also weaker than that of the female, or is non-existent.
The juvenile osprey or Pandion haliaetus may be identified by buff fringes to the plumage of the upper parts, a buff tone to the underparts, and streaked feathers on the head. During spring, barring on the under wings and flight feathers is a better indicator of a young bird, due to wear on the upper parts.
In flight, the osprey or Pandion haliaetus has arched wings and drooping “hands”, giving it a gull like appearance. The call is a series of sharp whistles, described as cheep, cheep or yewk, yewk. If disturbed by activity near the nest, the call is a frenzied cheereek.
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