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osprey (ŏs´prē), common name for a bird of prey related to the hawk and the New World vulture and found near water in most parts of the world. The American osprey, or fish hawk, Pandion haliaetus, has white underparts and a wingspread of 5 to 6 ft (152 to 183 cm). It feeds solely on live fish and is usually seen hovering over the water, into which it plunges feet first to grasp its prey. Ospreys are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Falconiformes, family Pandionidae.

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osprey Hawk that lives beside lakes and in coastal regions of all continents except Antarctica. It has a short hooked bill, broad ragged wings, and a white head; it has brownish-black plumage on its back and a cream breast. Length: 51–61cm (20–24in). Family Pandionidae, species Pandion haliaetus.

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os·prey / ˈäsprā; -prē/ • n. (pl. -eys) a large fish-eating bird of prey (Pandion haliaetus, family Pandionidae) with long narrow wings and a white underside and crown, found throughout the world. Also called fish hawk.

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osprey sea-eagle, fish-hawk XV; egret plume XIX. — OF. ospres (mod. orfraie), repr. obscurely L. ossifraga OSSIFRAGE.

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