The Osprey, also known as the Fish Hawk, Sea Hawk, Fish Eagle, and River Hawk, is a large bird of prey, and the only raptor that is recognized to be on all continents, except Antartica. It is about 24 inches long with a wingspan of about 71 inches. Ok so if you do the math, the wingspan, from wing tip to wing tip is about 6 ft.! I love watching these birds (on video) fish!
They are very unusual in that their territory spans across the globe, and there is very little difference in the 4 subspecies. To get a good view of this I have included a map from Wikipedia. The Osprey lives on fish almost exclusively, which explains the population distribution. There are no Osprey in the Sahara!
I have included a short video which is cool because it shows the Osprey actually diving into the water to retrieve the fish. The bird goes all in!
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