Pandionidae – Osprey

These gawky hawks like to socialize with each other and humans, habitually chilling around water bodies

There is only one member in this family, which is a hawk.

Ospreys have outer brownish plumage and bellies lined with white feathers. The yellow iris, along with hooked beaks, makes them look terrific. Spotting these birds hanging around rivers or lakes is like eating a cream puff. These hawks are birds of prey and love to eat fish.

They have unique feet similar to owls (two toes in front and two behind) and are adapted to grasp fish tightly. They might think like an aeronautical engineer as they pick up a fish head first to limit wind resistance.