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Osprey


Osprey
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Copyright: jim stevens (jimbob) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (427)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm DX, HOYA 72mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 19:31
Viewed: 3643
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) ORDER FALCONIFORMES
FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE

Taken from Rottnest Island off Fremantle.

Although Ospreys are related to eagles and hawks, they are far enough removed form these raptors to be classified in a separate taxonomic family. Ospreys are chocolately brown above on the wings, back and tail and creamy white below. A distinctive brown stripe runs across the head through the fierce-looking yellow eye. A spotted 'necklace' adorns the breast. In females this necklace tends to be wider and more conspicuous than the males. The feet are whitish; the bill is black with a greenish-yellow cere. In common with a lot of the birds of prey the female Ospreys are around a third larger than the males. In flight Ospreys hold their wings with a bend at the 'elbow'. Thanks to: http://www.naturephotosociety.org.sg


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