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The Eyes Which Guide the Dive

Osprey have amazing vision. Researches have studied their vision when they fish. Osprey have been measured to be anywhere between 5-40 meters above the water before performing a spectacular dive on their pray below. In some parts of the world, Senegal for example, it’s been noted that Ospreys will circle 100-300 meters above the water. The difference? The type of fish they are hunting. Fast-moving surface fish require the Osprey to be closer to the water for a cleaner, more accurate strike. In Senegal where there are schools of sardines and flying fish, Ospreys can spot them from high above thanks to the reflecting scales.