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African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle
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Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 160] (832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: D3S, Nikkor ED 600mm 1/4 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-13 4:55
Viewed: 3573
Points: 4
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African Fish Eagle Chobe National Park - Botswana

Scientific name: Haliaeetus vocifer

The African Fish Eagle is a large species of eagle that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply.

The African Fish Eagle feeds mainly on fish, which, upon spotting a potential prey item from a perch in a tree, it will swoop down upon and snatch the prey from the water with its large clawed talons. The eagle will then fly back to its perch to eat its catch.

Conservation: This species is listed as Least Concern by IUCN. The estimated population size is about 300,000 individuals with a distribution area of 18,300,000 km2.

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WOW, what an amazing light, great sharpness and wonderful natural colors. well done.

Hallo Michel
The fish eagle is such a graceful bird and you captured it beautifully perched up in a tree. The prominent black, white and brown colours of its feathers are well seen. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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