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pan·dion hali·ae·tus

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  1. osprey, fish hawk, fish eagle, sea eagle, Pandion haliaetusnoun

    large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years


  1. Pandion haliaetus

    The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), , also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is a large raptor reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts. The osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica, although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant. As its other common names suggest, the osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey. As a result of these unique characteristics, it has been given its own taxonomic genus, Pandion, and family, Pandionidae.


  1. pandion haliaetus

    The Pandion haliaetus, commonly known as the osprey, is a large bird of prey species. It is characterized by its brown upperparts, a white underbelly, and distinctive black eye patches. Being a carnivore, its diet primarily consists of fish. Ospreys are found almost worldwide, displaying the ability to inhabit a variety of environments, although they are absent in polar regions and some tropical regions. They are known for their impressive hunting technique of diving feet first into water to capture prey. They are sometimes referred to as sea hawks, river hawks, and fish hawks.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pandion haliaetus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pandion haliaetus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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