Osprey

About the Osprey

Also known as: Fishhawk, Seahawk, Fish Eagle

The Osprey is a medium-large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. It occurs in all continents except Antarctica, but in South America only as a non-breeding migrant. It is often known by other colloquial names such as fishhawk, seahawk or Fish Eagle.

The Osprey is a species with many unique characteristics, and therefore has been given its own taxonomic genus, Pandion, and family, Pandionidae.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 16 March 2007
Scientific Name
Pandion haliaetus
  • Falconiformes
  • Pandionidae
  • Pandion
  • P. haliaetus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 16 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
23 inches
66 inches

Range

International Names

Brazilian Águia-pescadora
Chinese
Czech Orlovec říční
Danish Fiskeørn
Dutch Visarend
Finnish Sääksi
French Balbuzard Pêcheur
German Fischadler
Italian Falco Pescatore
Japanese ミサゴ (Misago)
Korean 물수리 (Mulsuri)
Norwegian Fiskeørn
Polish Rybołów
Russian Скопа
Spanish Águila Pescadora
Swedish Fiskgjuse
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