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Osprey

Osprey (Image ID 38406)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sat 21st Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 24th Jan, 2020 .
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ID38406
CommentPreviously, the globally occurring Osprey had four subspecies recognised worldwide. However, recent studies have identified but two species of Osprey: the Western Osprey (Pandion halietus) with three subspecies found in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and the Eastern Osprey (P. cristatus) occurring between Indonesia, Australia and New Caledonia. Eastern Ospreys are found right around the Australian coast line, except for Victoria and Tasmania. They are common around the WA coastline, especially at rocky shorelines, islands and reefs. The species is uncommon in closely settled parts of south-eastern Australia, and there are but a handful of records from inland areas. A breeding pair of osprey will re-use the same nest year after year, and these nests may become huge in time. The Eastern Osprey primarily feeds on fish, which it most often snatches from the water, talons stretched forward; however it will take birds, lizards and carrion. Nairns, Coodanup; GPS. Status: Least Concern [Moderator's note: adult female identified by the buff feathers forming the 'necklace'. The adult male has all white underparts. (IJW)]
EquipmentOlympus OM-D E-M1X with Olympus 300mm f4 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko + Olympus MC-14 Teleconverter. Velbon Neo Carmagne Carbon Tripod with Manfrotto Ball Head Art 498RC2 Camera settings: Manual Exposure Mode 1/1600sec, f9, ISO-400; Metering Mode: ‘CenterWeightedAverage’; Focus Mode: C-AF+TR(acking) and shooting in ‘Drive Low’ at 8 frames/sec. Olympus Workspace for viewing; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2019 for post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-ins for AI Sharp and further noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data and colour checks.
LocationNairns, Coodanup; GPS, Western Australia
Keywordsfemale, adult
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