Osprey, Photo: Kawsar Mostafa
|রাজ্য / Kingdom:||Animalia|
|বর্গ / Order:||Accipitriformes|
|পরিবার / Family:||Pandionidae|
|গন / Genus:||Pandion|
|প্রজাতি / Species:||P. haliaetus|
They are large hawks having slender body with long, narrow wings and long legs. They have a characteristic flight marked by kink in the wings making an M shape which resembles a gull in flight. They are brown above and white below. Wings are mostly white with a prominent dark patch when seen from below. Sexes are fairly alike. Juveniles have white spots on the back and buffy shadings on the breast.
They are a common winter visitor. Normally hunts around water bodies. Their staple food is fish.
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