fish hawk


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fish hawk

n.
See osprey.

fish hawk

n
(Animals) another name for the osprey

os•prey

(ˈɒs pri, -preɪ)

n., pl. -preys.
a large, nearly cosmopolitan bird of prey, Pandion haliaetus, that feeds on fish.
[1425–75; late Middle English ospray(e) « Latin ossifraga ossifrage; compare Middle French orfraie, offraie, Old French ospres]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fish hawk - large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for yearsfish hawk - large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
genus Pandion, Pandion - type genus of the Pandionidae
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As I sit at my window this summer afternoon, hawks are circling about my clearing; the tantivy of wild pigeons, flying by two and threes athwart my view, or perching restless on the white pine boughs behind my house, gives a voice to the air; a fish hawk dimples the glassy surface of the pond and brings up a fish; a mink steals out of the marsh before my door and seizes a frog by the shore; the sedge is bending under the weight of the reed-birds flitting hither and thither; and for the last half-hour I have heard the rattle of railroad cars, now dying away and then reviving like the beat of a partridge, conveying travellers from Boston to the country.
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Ospreys - sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle, river hawk or fish hawk - breed for the first time at four or fiveyears-old and form faithful pairs for the rest of their lives.
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At twelve, Porter created moody pictures of majestic ospreys in Maine, dramatic studies in the mechanics of flight that capture the predatory fish hawk in muscular moments of taking off and landing.
Michael Hess and the team at Hess Orthodontics are pleased to announce they will soon be providing Invisalign and Damon Braces in the Lithia and Fish Hawk, FL areas.
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AMS Bow fishing's Fish Hawk family of bows has gotten an exciting new look for 2012 with the all-new Koi Carp Camo.
Of all the seemingly Impossible feats of our all-new 1650 Fish Hawk, the one that will likely earn the most praise Is Its ability to outperform the competition and still remain easily affordable for value-focused fisherman.
JER FALCON (Falco Rusticolus) COLUMBIA JAY (Coruus Bullockii) WHITE PELICAN (Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos) FISH HAWK (Pandion Haliaetus) WHOOPING CRANE (Grus Americana) CALIFORNIAN VULTURE (Pseudogryphus Californianus) WHITE HEADED EAGLE (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) HUNTER John James Audubon shot the birds in the American wilderness SNOWY OWL (Bubo Scandiacus) BIRD OF PAY Sotheby's worker Mary Engleheart & the rare copy of the 19th century work, valued at up to pounds 6million