Osprey

The osprey is a large raptor that has specialized feet to hold fish. They have dark brown upper parts, white under parts, a dark eye line and a light crown. Males have an all-white throat while females have a fine dark necklace. Their feathers are water-resistant which makes them ideal for catching fish.

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Birds
Osprey

What are threats to an osprey birds safety?

Most man made objects that are hazardous to other raptors are hazardous to ospreys.

some common ones include, electrical line electrocutions, vehicle collisions, getting caught in fishing line, lead poisoning, human disturbances to nests, DDT,oil and chemical contamination.

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Penguins
Osprey

Why are penguin and osprey in the same group?

because they are bothe birds but neither can fly

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What kind of nest do osprey bird build?

Usually they will pick a very high place near a body of water, and use sticks and branches and long grasses to build it out of.

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What did the osprey evolve from?

They didn't evolve from anything because if your Christian you dont believe in evolution.

If you dont belive in evolution ospreys evolves from hawks or raptor like birds.

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Wrens

What is the relationship between a wren and a osprey?

Commensalism.

The Osprey builds a nest but doesn't live in it and then the wren lives in the nooks and crannies of the nest.

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How many ospreys in the world?

200000

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Care of Fish
Fish
Osprey

Is there any food that Ospreys eat besides fish?

no

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What kind of nest do ospreys build?

Osprey build a fairly large nest of sticks in the top of a dead tree or on a man-made nesting platform.
Usually they will pick a very high place near a body of water, and use sticks and branches and long grasses to build it out of.

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What eats osprey?

Osprey is at the top of its food chain. But on the food web, there must be something that eat the osprey, like falcons. And sometimes bald eagles, sea birds will harass the osprey giving up the meal they catch (or to die in a chase). Even though accidents they make, like being too greedy and catches a fish too large that it can't afford to carry it and is drowned by the fish, or crossing a motorway carelessly and has a car accident, or having bad luck on its migration route, or being a target of a person's gun, etc can be lethal. HAWKS! Baby osprey also get eaten by seagulls (yeah, and you thought they were so cute, eating those French fries).

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What are ospreys?

a type of bird that looks like a bald eagle

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What kind of food does an osprey eat?

Osprey specialize on fish. Their feet are designed in an unusual way allowing them to grasp and carry fish in their talons. If not enough fish are available, they will eat other animals such as small birds, ducklings, turtles, and frogs. But, they will only eat other prey if there is few or no fish available or if they have a large family to feed.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Birds of Prey
Osprey

Is the osprey endangered?

No. In fact, people have been building nesting poles. So their numbers have been slowly increasing!

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Penguins
Osprey

What group do penguins and ospreys belong to?

vertibrates

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Are osprey birds endangered?

no.because there are not on the endanger species list.

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Do ospreys have enemies?

The osprey has two enemies. One is pesticides -- the species was nearly done in by DDT and the like a few decades ago. It has bounced back and is now regarded, not as endangered, but threatened. The other enemy is the eagle. Eagles like fish and, when the opportunity presents itself, would rather take one from an osprey than catch one itself. Many observers have reported seeing eagles swoop down upon an osprey to steal the fish it is carrying. The osprey may drop its catch right away or it may try some evasive tactics. But dodging an eagle while carrying a fish is not easy, and sooner or later the osprey drops the fish and the eagle catches it in midair.

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What is an ospreys adaptations?

I think its near waters like ponds,lake,etc

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Why are osprey feathers heavily oiled?

Osprey are fish eaters, their heavily oiled feathers repell water when they hint, keeping the feathers from getting waterlogged.

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How fast can a osprey fly?

An osprey(Pandion haliaetus) is capable of reaching speeds of about 30-40 miles an hour while flying. They are primarily fish hunters and will often dive straight down toward their prey in the water, reaching speeds of nearly 80 mph! Right before they hit the water they pull up slightly, plunging in talons first, so they can capture the unlucky fish that ventured a bit too closely to the water's surface.

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Hawks
Osprey

Does a hawk have a nest?

All birds have nests, ostriches and chickens too! Hawks do have nests, but they make it in high places so that other predators can't reach it.

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What does a eastern osprey eat?

Probably fish.

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What does osprey birds eat?

Their own droppings

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Carnivores

Is an Osprey a carnivore?

Yes,Osprey is a canivore. A kind of bird.

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Do osprey eat carrion?

no

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What are the predators of the osprey?

Osprey eggs are vulnerable to animal predators such as foxes, skunks, and raccoons as well as other birds. Once grown they are a large bird of prey and are not particularly vulnerable to predation as long as they remain in good health.

Historically man has been responsible for a great many Osprey deaths although technically this doesn't fit the dictionary definition of Predator "An organism that lives by preying on other organisms." (Source of definition www.thefreedictionary.com)

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Reptiles
Snakes
Osprey

Do osprey eat snakes?

If they have to.

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