Ospreys are large, powerful raptors.

Although it looks like a hawk, it has narrow, angled wings. The structure of its feet and claws is so peculiar that it has been placed in its own subfamily, the Pandioninae.

Unlike other raptors, the Osprey has four equal toes. The outer one is reversible, enabling the bird to seize its prey with two toes pointing forwards and two pointing backwards.

Osprey
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Tells how their eyes change color, how their feet are designed to catch fish, what they use to build nests, and when they nest in groups. From the Carolina Raptor Center.
Osprey
[ Kids/Teens ] Explains what this raptor eats, where it hunts, how it builds its nest, and interesting facts. See photos and take a quiz. From The Peregrine Fund.
Ospreys Flock to Cuba, With Conservationists Close By
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn when these raptors travel through Cuba, why they like the Sierra Maestra Mountains, and why people study their migration. (February 21, 2003)
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