Dean M. Chriss
Osprey and Chick, Where is Breakfast?

Osprey and Chick, "Where's Breakfast?"

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The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), is also known as the fish eagle, fish hawk, or sea hawk. The diet of this fascinating bird of prey consists of almost entirely fish. The Ospreys are large, reaching more than 2 feet (60 cm) in length with a wingspan of nearly 6 feet (180 cm).

The osprey chick shown in this image is very young. Close inspection of the larger image shows a point known as the "egg tooth" still visible on the tip of its upper mandible. This is used to break out of the egg shell and disappears as the chick ages. This osprey chick began asking for food as soon as it woke up from a long morning snooze.