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African fish eagle

African fish eagle
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-17 12:09
Viewed: 4478
Points: 4
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The African Fish Eagle is a large bird, and the female is larger than the males. Males usually have a wingspan of about 2 m (6 feet), while females have wingspans of more than 2.4 m (8 feet). They are very distinctive in appearance with a mostly brown body and large, powerful, black wings. The head, breast, and tail of African Fish Eagles are snow white and the hook-shaped beak is mostly yellow with a black tip.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-18 1:02]

Hi Eyal,
Very nice portrait of this beautiful raptor. Claws look impressive. TFS
All the best,

Hi Eyal,

You have captured this bird very well with a nice proud stance Exposure well done on the light and dark areas.

The Fish Eagle's cry is one of the sounds of Africa that, when heard, welcomes an African home. When giving the cry the head is thrown against the neck and back and the sound carries very far especially over water.

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