A male Eastern Osprey eating a Mullet

A male Eastern Osprey eating a Mullet
Species: Osprey   Pandion haliaetus
Subspecies: cristatus
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Added to IBC: 23 Dec 2019 - 06:49
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The Eastern Osprey (Pandion haliaetus cristatus) is quite common in south-western Western Australia.  This male Osprey was perched on a dead tree on the edge of Peel Inlet at Coodanup, eating a Yellow-eyed Mullet (Aldrichetta forsteri).  When he had finished feeding, he cleaned his beak several times by wiping it on the dead branch.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1623063. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1623063.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1623063. Video of Osprey Pandion haliaetus at Coodanup, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1623063.

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