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Osprey, Photo: Kawsar Mostafa

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Pandion haliaetus

রাজ্য / Kingdom: Animalia
বর্গ / Order: Accipitriformes
পরিবার / Family: Pandionidae
গন / Genus: Pandion
প্রজাতি / Species: P. haliaetus

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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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