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Osprey Fishing

| Adapatations, fish, Osprey, Rainbow Trout
21 May 2011


Osprey with Rainbow Trout – Photo by Larry Halverson

This picture was taken one evening while fly fishing. The Osprey dove, caught the fish then flew by the canoe as if to show how easy it is to catch fish.

Osprey talons are specially adapted to allow one of the front toes to rotate backwards so that there are two talons pointing forward and two in reverse on each foot. This helps secure a good grip on the flopping fish. The Osprey is also very quick at adjusting it’s grip on the fish so that the fish’s head is facing forward to maintain an aerodynamic profile. 

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