osprey, fish eagle (Pandion haliaetus)
Title: Bird-life; a guide to the study of our common birds
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945; Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946
Subjects: Birds -- United States; Birds -- Juvenile literature
The osprey (Pandion haliaetus)—also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk—is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. As its other common names suggest, the osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish.