Family Pandionidae

family pandionidae
The family Pandionidae has a sole member Pandion heliaetus; known as Osprey or Fish-Hawk. The osprey differs in several respects from other birds of prey. Its toes are of equal length, its tarsi are reticulate, and its talons are rounded, rather than grooved. The osprey and owls are the only raptors whose outer toe is reversible, allowing them to grasp their prey with two toes in front and
two behind. This is particularly helpful when they grab slippery fish. The osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. The Osprey is found on all continents except Antarctica, although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant. Photo: Osprey by Andy Morffew
Ospreys Aguila Pescadora
Osprey Aguila Pescadora Pandion haliaetus (NB)
peru aves -    birdsCATHARTIDAE: New World Vultures – Gallinazos & Condores  ACCIPITRIDAE: Kites, Hawks & Eagles – Gavilanes, Aguiluchos & Aguilasperu aves