Osprey is one of the raptors that feed on fish. It is distributed along the coasts, lakes and rivers on all continents except Antarctica. Ospreys can often be observed here in the Oki Islands, thus attracting attention. Male osprey is around 54 cm in length and female around 63cm; almost the same as a black kite. Osprey has dark brown upperparts and eye-catching white underparts. The bird hovers and then plunges feet first into the water to catch fish, after a prey is sighted.
The osprey build nests on rocks in coastal areas, or on Japanese red pine trees in inland areas.

  • Scientific Name

    Pandion haliaetus

  • Classification

    Family Pandionidae

  • Migratory Classification

    Resident bird (