- Ospreys can become completely submerged during a dive into water and are still able to fly away with their prey. Their oily and dense plumage provides water proofing. They can dive up to 3 feet or 1 meter below the water surface.
- The underside of the osprey foot is covered with spines, which allow it to hold onto slippery fish. Often, the osprey will aerodynamically position a fish headfirst in its claws before returning to the feeding perch or the nest.
- Ospreys generally pair for life, but will 'divorce" if a mating is unsuccessful. The female chooses her mate based on the quality and location of his nest.
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