OSPREY, ŏs’ prĭ (עָזְנִיָּֽה, osprey, ospray, Eng. VSS; See Eagle.
The osprey is both passing migrant and winter visitor to Pal. It is dark brown and white and catches fish by snatching them from the surface of the water. In spring some ospreys work their way N in short hops rather than ride the thermals. Small numbers regularly visit the Huleh Nature Reserve and fish ponds of the upper Jordan valley, but they would not be well enough known to the Israelites to rate a name, far less a place in the list. However, Driver regards it as a possible tr. for Heb. רָחָם, H8164.