The fishhawk (Pandion haliaetus).
Pandion haliaetus; a fish eating hawk with plumage that is dark on the back and light below.
large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years
a bird of prey found in coastal regions as it feeds solely on live fish
a member of the hawk family
a raptor or bird of prey
Aptly called “fish hawks”, these birds of prey can be found wherever there are fish. They are such expert anglers that centuries ago it was thought they simply cast a spell that caused the fish to go belly-up. The osprey is easily recognised by its impressively long wingspan and white under parts.
The fish-eating hawk of lakes and other open water. Sole member of the genus Pandion and of the family Pandionidæ (hence, a monotypic family). Near global in distribution and quite common in Canoe Country, where it can be seen soaring on crooked wing, or diving into the water for fish. From the Latin, ossifraga, "bone breaker", applied by Pliny and others to the Langermeyer, only later to the osprey.
A large, black-and-white, diving bird of prey belonging to a family of just one species and feeding mainly on fish; ospreys were once severely endangered but now their populations are coming back due to preservation efforts
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a medium-large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. It occurs in all continents except Antarctica, but in South America only as a non-breeding migrant. It is often known by other colloquial names such as fishhawk, seahawk or Fish Eagle.