The Western Osprey – Pandion haliaetus, is a large fish eating species of Type – diurnal raptor of the Family Pandionidae and the Order Accipitriformes. It is widespread across most continents of the world, except Antarctica where it is absent and Australasia which has a closely related species, the Eastern Osprey. It is mostly migratory but in the AWB Region it is resident around most suitable coasts of Arabia and also the S coast of the Caspian Sea. In the S Caucasus it is a summer breeder. It is found as a winter visitor to S Iraq and the S coast of Iran. In Africa it is found wintering on all the coasts of the AWB countries and s s Africa except for Namibia.
Type - Fish eating diurnal Raptor - huge nest of sticks on pole or dead tree Summer Habitat - large areas of fresh water, lakes. rivers, reservoirs, Winter Habitat - suitable coastal areas, estuaries, saltmarshes, coral reefs, Resident Habitat - suitable coastal areas,
Order..: Falconiformes Family.: Pandionidae Genus..: Pandion
Species - Pandion haliaetus Western Osprey - Species - avibirds.com Western Osprey - Species Sheet - wikipedia.org Western Osprey - Species Sheet - avibase Western Osprey - Guide - allaboutbirds.org Western Osprey - Range and Calls - xeno-canto.org