from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as osprey.
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Sometimes the bird utilises the deserted cradle of a fishing-eagle or vulture.
Pallas's fishing-eagle is another species of which the eggs are likely to be found in the present month.
Of those birds whose nests were described last month the white-backed vulture, Pallas's fishing-eagle, the tawny eagle, the sand-martin and the black-necked stork are likely to be found with eggs or young in the present month.
This species is called a fishing-eagle; but it does not indulge much in the piscatorial art.
"Ah, that fellow is the fishing-eagle of Africa -- the _Halicetus vocifer_" said David.
The brown fishing-eagle had built its nest on one of the projecting cliffs.
The birds are calling to each other, and from this the fishing-eagle has gained his name of _vocifer_ "