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Sonoran Desert Birds

 

 

Osprey - (Pandion halietus)

 Osprey

Size: 24 inches
Overall Color: black and white
Occurrence: near water
Diet: fish
Nest: platform on pole
Field Identification: a large black and white raptor that winters near the Colorado River catching fish
Season: winter

Osprey
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Pandionidae
Genus: Pandion
species: halietus

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