Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) – 60 cm

  Also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk—is a diurnal, fish-eatingbird of prey. It is a medium raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts.

The osprey is unusual in that it is a single living species that occurs nearly worldwide. Even the few subspecies are not unequivocally separable.

The osprey is the second most widely distributed raptor species, after the peregrine falcon. It has a worldwide distribution and is found in temperate and tropical regions. It is an uncommon to fairly common winter visitor to all parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia. ***based on a Wikipedia article.

In Labuan Island this bird usually can be spotted around the migration season on September till March the next year.Osprey-3.tif

 

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