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African Fish-Eagle

view photos Photo April 2008 Peet van Schalkwyk © all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

Video by  Keith Murdock:-  To take the above shot I waded out through some reed beds on Jaks estate. As I as was filming I was up to my thighs in water and mud and trying to stop biting flies attacking my legs. I hope you think the shot was worth the discomfort.


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Haliaeetus vocifer Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Acciptridae Family
63-73 Length
Large rivers lakes any large inland water also coasal lagoons, estuaries. Endemic to Africa:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe Habitat
1(2)3 whte eggs, Incubation is mainly done by the female, 42 to 45 days. Fledging 70 to 75 days Clutch
Fish, birds to size of flamingo, moniters, baby crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, other mamals & carrion. They also take the prey of other birds. Food  
Hunting on average takes 7 to 8 minutes leaving the birds plenty of time to soar or simply sit in a tall tree. Habits
3344 - TSN: 175427 World Number
Least Concern Status

African Fish Eagle Charles Hesse Pafuri Picnic Area-Kruger, Limpopo South Africa XC61995 Call  


Afrikaans: Visarend
Czech: Orel jasnohlası
Danish: Afrikansk Flodørn
German: Schreiseeadler
English: African Fish Eagle, African Fish-Eagle, African sea eagle, African Sea-Eagle, Fish Eagle, River Eagle, West African River-eagle
Spanish: Pigargo Africano, Pigargo Vocinglero
Estonian: kilg-merikotkas
Finnish: Kiljumerikotka
French: Aigle pêcheur, Aigle vocifer, Pygargue vocifer, Pygargue vocifère
Hebrew: עיט דגים אפריקני
Icelandic: Glymörn
Italian: Aquila pescatrice africana, Aquila urlatrice
Japanese: sanshokuumiwashi
Japanese: サンショクウミワシ
Kwangali: Mpungu
Latin: Haliaeetus vocifer, Haliaeetus vocifer clamans, Haliaeetus vocifer vocifer
Lithuanian: Afrikinis erlelis
Dutch: Afrikaanse Zeearend
Norwegian: Flodørn
Polish: bielik afrykanski, bielik afrykański
Portuguese: Aguia pesqueira africana, Aguia-pesqueira-africana, Águia-pesqueira-africana
Russian: Орлан-крикун
Slovak: orliak jasnohlası
Slovenian: afriški jezerec
Shona: Hungwe
Siswant: Inkwazi
Swedish: Skrikhavsörn
Swahili: Fukombe, Furukombe, Kwazi
Tswana: Kgoadirê
Turkish: Ötücü kartal
Tsonga: Nghunghwa
Xhosa: Ingqolane
Chinese: 非洲海雕
Zulu: iNkwazi


Haliaeetus vocifer clamans
Haliaeetus vocifer vocifer
Haliaeetus vociferoides

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