Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ospreys Swoop for Food

Ospreys are the most widespread birds of prey because they can be found on every continent, except Antarctica. Ninety-nine percent of their diet is made up of fish. Their feet have gripping pads, which allow them to swoop down from heights of 30 to 100 feet and pick up their prey in a matter of seconds. Once they retrieve a fish, though, they sometimes fly for great distances before actually eating it.

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