Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pandion haliaetus

This osprey (Pandion haliaetus) has been hanging out lately. According to Wikipedia, the osprey here in South America are non-breeding migrants.

So I guess he is just here for vacation. 
Link: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology


Gunnar Berg said...

Snowbird. Probably comes back to Minnesota to breed. Works for me.

Mimbres Man said...

Indeed. In the past I've seen a pair on the Orinoco River as well. Guess they choose whether they like fresh or salt water fish.

steve garro said...

If they were nesting you would know it, the nests are HUGE!