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Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

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Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Pandionidae
Genus: Pandion
Species: haliaetus

Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Fairhope, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Little River, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Hollister, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Lake Belvedere Estates, Florida
Macgregor, Florida
Palm Shores, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Tierra Verde, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Skidaway Island, Georgia
Cadiz, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
North Vacherie, Louisiana
Gulliver, Michigan
Albertville, Minnesota
Lakeland, Minnesota
Mooresville, North Carolina
Deschutes River Woods, Oregon
Gold Hill, Oregon
Summerville, South Carolina
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
Shelton, Washington (2 reports)

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Member Notes:

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Positive plantladylin On Feb 12, 2010, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:

The Osprey is a very common raptor here in Florida. They build their nests atop utility poles, or atop artificial platforms set up for nesting sites. They are often seen catching fish in the local waterways.

Neutral Resin On Mar 2, 2011, Resin from Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a) wrote:

Note on taxonomy: Osprey has recently been split into two species, Western Osprey (Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas), and Eastern Osprey (Australia).

Neutral olddude On Jul 30, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11) wrote:

Very common sight in the Fl. Keys

Timer: 10.54 jiffies (0.10540199279785).


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