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White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

White-Bellied Sea-Eagle
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-12 3:39
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White-Bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Size: 70 cm

A massive bird. Note its white under-parts and wings lifted to V-shape; upper-parts are light grey. The immature bird is brownish colour.

A loud, honking call used frequently around nesting site.

Mainly a coastal bird found on remote seashores and offshore islands; also ventures up large rivers and visits reservoirs some distance inland. Seen single or in resident pairs. Easily spotted soaring conspicuously over habitat, but not numerous anywhere. Catches live fish in spectacular swoops across the water’s surface and takes a variety of other prey; also scavenges.

Fairly common resident breeder throughout, including north and south offshore islands.

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