Pandion haliaetus

 

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Class: Aves, Family: Pandionidae

Species: Pandion haliaetus

Common Name: Osprey

Description: The Osprey is a resident breeder in the gulf region. They can been spotted just off shore,  perching on Haddrahs, awaiting to catch fish for its dinner. They build their nests in coastal areas, particularly on small islands off the mainland, and reuse them year after year creating very distinctive haystack-like structures (pictured). They are best seen around the Hawar islands.

Information Source: Bahrain First National Report to the CBD (2006); Birds of Dilmun (2014).