Birds of prey are very numerous, including several varieties of eaglesthe osprey, the spotted, the golden and the imperial.
Among other members of this order are the eagle, osprey, vulture, buzzard, kite and hawk, with about a dozen species in all.
P. 408)," Asprey "is the oldest English form; but" Osprey "is given by Cotgrave, and is found as early as the 15th century.
12) - a word corrupted into osprey, and applied to a bird which has no habit of the kind.
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.
The wild cat may yet be found in the Highlands, and the polecat, ermine and pine marten still exist, the golden eagle and the white-tailed eagle haunt the wilder and more remote mountainous districts, while the other large birds of prey, like the osprey and kite, are becoming scarce.