African Fish Eagle
|Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay)
|Date Taken: 2012-08-25|
|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|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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.
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.