Birds of prey are very numerous, including several varieties of eaglesthe osprey, the spotted, the golden and the imperial.
P. 408)," Asprey "is the oldest English form; but" Osprey "is given by Cotgrave, and is found as early as the 15th century.
Among other members of this order are the eagle, osprey, vulture, buzzard, kite and hawk, with about a dozen species in all.
The golden eagle, bald-headed eagle, osprey and a large variety of hawks are common in Canada, as are the snowy owl, the horned owl and others inhabiting northern climates.
12) - a word corrupted into osprey, and applied to a bird which has no habit of the kind.