No.339 Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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Rank : 3
Passage Migrant
 
The species is observed during its migration from late September to beginning of October, when Grey-faced Buzzard also migrate to the south, at our observation stations including the one at Mt. Jimba and at Tohyabori Park. On rare occasions, the species is also observed flying above this area.@ Clear white belly and long narrow white wings are obvious.@Lives exclusively on fish, and often seen as the eagle is flying with a big fish above seashore and estuaries. According to the Red List of Ministry of the Environment (2006 Rev.), the species is classified as NT.
Photograph (click to enlarge)

in Flight