Record details

:   3171
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3422BB
Observer:   Kennedy David
Date of record:   2009-11-16
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   From the this vantage point we watched an osprey fishing. It took 19 plunge-dives into the water before the bird caught a fish. It carefully aligned the fish in its talons fore and aft to reduce wind resistance before flying off to a stand of tall gums up on the hill.
Last updated:   2013-08-29 08:38:38
Sp. code:   172
Species name:   Pandion haliaetus
Common name:   Osprey -- Visvalk
Family:   Accipitridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=-3171
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Jake Mulvaney
Comment:  
Date:   2013-08-29 08:38:38
Species name:   Pandion haliaetus -- Osprey; Visvalk
Species code:   172

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