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Common Name:Osprey
Scientific Name:Panion haliaetus
Area:Ana Reservoir, Oregon
Date:April 20, 2012

The Osprey's cries and fishing tactics are common to many lakes and streams of the Northwest while they are here for breeding and raising their young. The Osprey in the above photo can be identified as a female by the "necklace" of darker breast feathers. A male is shown below with a plain white breast.

Salem Audubon Nature Reserve - Salem, Oregon

Reference:Western Birds by Farrand / The Birds of Bidwell Park by Lederer / Stokes Nature Guides - A Guide to Bird Behavior Vol. 111 by Stokes