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Urist likes ospreys for their fishing ability.


Osprey - Osprey man - Giant osprey


· Flying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 25

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 55 cm3
Mid: 1,000 cm3
Max: 2,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 2-4
Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 2
Fat 2
Intestines 0-1

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A small bird of prey with black markings on its eyes. It hunts near bodies of water.

Ospreys are a species of bird who can be found in water-heavy biomes such as oceans, lakes, rivers and marshes, where they spawn individually. Despite being carnivorous, they are benign and under half the size of a cat, doing nothing but fly across the area aimlessly, proving no threat to a dwarf whatsoever. All ospreys are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Ospreys can be captured in cage traps and trained into cheap exotic pets. They produce a tiny amount of returns when butchered and lay an average of 3 eggs at a time, making them poor choices for livestock.

Some dwarves like ospreys for their fishing ability.

Admired for its fishing ability.