Osprey

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This osprey was found on the coast of a lake near Chapel Hill. It was obviously out hunting, as you can see the fish under its foot.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Pandionidae

Fun Fact!

According to All About Birds, ospreys are unique among North American birds because of its diet of live fish and their ability to dive into water to catch their prey. (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/osprey/lifehistory)

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