Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) - HBW 2, p. 51
French: Balbuzard pêcheur
Spanish: Aguila Pescadora
Other common names: Fish Hawk
Taxonomy: Falco Haliaetus Linnaeus, 1758, Europe = Sweden.
Sometimes included within family Accipitridae, but usually in its own subfamily, Pandioninae. Race melvillensis often applied to birds from Indonesia to N Australia, but probably not valid; similar to cristatus. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Scandinavia E to Japan and S to Mediterranean, Red Sea and Cape Verde Is; winters S to S Africa, India, W Indonesia and Philippines.
- carolinensis (Gmelin, 1788) - Labrador W to Alaska and S to Florida and Arizona; winters S to Peru and S Brazil.
- ridgwayi Maynard, 1887 - Caribbean, including Bahamas, Cuba and Belize.
- cristatus (Vieillot, 1816) - Australia E to New Caledonia, and N through New Guinea to Java and Sulawesi.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 81 videos
- 4.9 Adult catch fi... Finland, Jul 2007 Per Johan
- 4.8 Adult display ... Finland, Jul 2007 Per Johan
- 4.8 Female Osprey ... Canada, Jul 2012 Sean McCann
- 4.6 A frontal view... USA (Unite..., Oct 2009 Don DesJardin
- 4.6 Two birds on a... Germany, Apr 2013 Christian Wiesmann
- 4.4 An adult perch... Australia, Sep 2010 Nick Talbot
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- 4.9 A bird flying ... Israel, Oct 2010 Lior Kislev
- 4.8 Osprey Attacki... Qatar, sulqatar
- 4.8 juvenile osprey Australia, Dec 2010 AA los banos
- 4.7 With his meal Qatar, Jun 2009 John A Thompson
- 4.6 Adult seen at ... Australia, Oct 2012 Edward Smith
- 4.6 An Osprey in f... USA (Unite..., Dec 2008 Michel Lamarche
Calls by three young birds close to the nest. Locality Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2012 32 weeks ago 4
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An adult singing on a tree branch. Un adulto vocaliza posado sobre una rama. Locality Caonillas Lake, Utuado, Puerto Rico
J. Gonzalez y F. Collazo 20 November 2005 3 years ago 4