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Osprey - (Pandion haliaetus) 

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Identification

  • Large bird of prey with dark back and wings
  • White head with dark stripe through eye
  • White breast and belly
  • 22-25" (56-64 cm.)

Habitat

  • Lakes, wooded swamps

Additional Information

  • Uncommon/occasional migrant in KVR
  • Common summer resident in northern
         Wisconsin, less common central WI,
         and rare in south
  • Also known as "fish hawk"
  • Dives for fish, feet first

Osprey perched on branch

Ospreys in an artificial nest platform

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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