[ UK /ˈɒspɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈɔspɹi/ ]
  1. large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years
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  • He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots. CHAPTER XV
  • Good fishing for sportsmen and women also means good fortune for those who must feed their families almost entirely by fishing - loons, ospreys, bald eagles and cormorants.
  • Among the nearly 200 species found here are thicket tinamou, brown pelican, osprey, king vulture, and laughing gull.
  • At the top of the tree, a huge osprey nest that should have been full of life lay empty and deserted.
  • ■ The most important habitat requirement for Osprey is an ample supply of medium-sized fish near the surface of clear, unpolluted water. Osprey webcam thrills bird lovers as Lady of the Loch awaits mate
  • Just months after Edwards Dam was removed, birds such as ospreys, bald eagles, and kingfishers returned.
  • Also, the undersides of an osprey's feet are covered in spiny spicules which prevent fish from wriggling free.
  • The sole survivor of three chicks hatched by a record-breaking pair of ospreys has taken its first tentative flight from its eyrie in Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland. Treetop CCTV captures the first flight of an osprey chick
  • At the moment it is illegal to own eggs stolen from protected birds in Britain, such as ospreys, sea eagles and golden eagles.
  • The site has a rich marine fauna and is a key site for species such as osprey and bearded vultures. Scandola Nature Reserve & Capes Girolata and Porto, France
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