Western Osprey

Pandion haliaetus - Balbuzard pêcheur

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Pandionidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pandion

  • Species
    :

    haliaetus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 58 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 127 à 174 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1200 à 2050 g
Longevity

32 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a species of bird in the Pandionidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Pandion haliaetus haliaetus (Europe and Asia)
  • Pandion haliaetus carolinensis (Canada to s USA)
  • Pandion haliaetus ridgwayi (e Belize, Cuba, Bahamas)

Foreign names

  • Balbuzard pêcheur,
  • Aguila Pescadora,
  • Águia-pesqueira,
  • Fischadler,
  • Halászsas,
  • Visarend,
  • Falco pescatore,
  • Fiskgjuse,
  • Fiskeørn,
  • kršiak rybár,
  • orlovec říční,
  • Fiskeørn,
  • sääksi (kalasääski),
  • Visvalk,
  • àguila pescadora,
  • Gjóður,
  • rybołów (zwyczajny),
  • zivjērglis,
  • ribji orel,
  • Скопа,
  • Elang tiram,
  • ミサゴ,
  • ,
  • เหยี่ยวออสเปร,
  • 西方魚鷹,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Aquaculture Ponds, Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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