Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Osprey (Pandionidae)

Code 4

OSPR

Code 6

PANHAL

ITIS

HEAD

Osprey Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow in adults but orange-yellow in some males. Variable in juveniles and generally darker than in adults; described as "bright orange-red to dark brown-yellow”.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: White with a brown patch.
  • Forehead Color: Brown and white.
  • Nape Color: White and brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Osprey Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 53-61 cm (21-24 in)
  • Weight: 1799 g (63.49 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Dark Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid

FLIGHT

Osprey Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Sometimes soars on thermals., Deep, slow wing beats alternate with glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 137-183 cm (54-72 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings, Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Narrow black bars.
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown with paler bands.
  • Under Tail: Gray barred
  • Leg Color: White
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