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Raptors

Characteristics of the Different Raptor Families

Hawk Families

Osprey
  • A large eagle-like raptor that lives and nests near fresh or salt water, on treetops or on the tops of man-made poles with platforms.

  • They eat fish; and their fishing is made easy with their long legs and sharp talons.

  • These raptors have long, narrow wings with a characteristic gull-like crook and dark patch at its wrist; their back is dark brown and their breast is white.

  • They have a distinct dark eye stripe (malar stripe), and lack the protective bony ridge above the eye like other raptors.

  • These raptors like to hover, and then dive into water for fish.

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Osprey - NASA photo


Osprey - NASA photo

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