New Delhi: A webcam, installed and operated by Explore.org and the National Audubon Society, has captured a rare footage showing a bald eagle snatching an osprey chick out of its nest in Maine.
The attack took place on Monday, August 1, when both the parents Rachel and Steve were away from the nest, leaving the three vulnerable chicks home alone.
The footage shows the eagle swoops in on the trio of chicks, hauling off one while another flees the treetop nest on Hog Island, and a third chick crouched flat and avoided capture.
Video credit: Explore Birds
The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts.