Pandion (bird)

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Western osprey, Pandion haliaetus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Pandionidae
Sclater & Salvin, 1873
Genus: Pandion
Savigny, 1809
Pandion global range.svg
Global range of Pandion

Pandion is a genus of birds of prey, known as ospreys, the only genus of family Pandionidae. Most taxonomic treatments have regarded this genus as describing a single extant species, separated to subspecies or races, while some treatments recognize two extant species.

The population found at the coastline and islands of Australia and southeast Asia, and the Indonesian archipelago have also been described as Pandion haliaetus cristatus.[1]

Extant species:

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Osprey mg 9605.jpg Pandion haliaetus Western osprey Cosmopolitan distribution
Osprey at North Beach.jpg Pandion cristatus Eastern osprey Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania

Extinct species:


  1. ^ Reader's digest complete book of Australian birds (2nd rev. 1st ed.). Reader's Digest Services. 1982. p. 114. ISBN 0909486638.