African Fish Eagle

Haliaeetus vocifer

Size: Up to 75 cm long
Habitat: Near lakes and rivers or coastal lagoons
Feeding: Mainly fish

The African Fish Eagle is a huge bird with a wingspan of up to 2.4 metres for the females which are larger than the males.

It is very distinctive with a brown and black body and wings and white head, breast and tail. The beak is yellow with a black tip.

This bird is often seen sitting high in a tall dead tree watching for prey.

This is the national bird of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

These photos were taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania.










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