African Fish Eagle.. the call of Africa..

African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).

This bird is the most recognised bird in Africa, similar to the American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) it is very easy to ID, and that call has every one looking to the skies to capture a glimpse of this magnificent bird as it sails past… here is a sample of the call ….

I just love this bird and it gracious manner of flight. If I could only capture a bird catching it’s food….

The African Fish Eagle is a large bird, and the female, at 3.2-3.6 kg (7-8 lbs.) is larger than the male, at 2-2.5 kg (4.4-5.5 lbs.). Males usually have a wingspan of about 2 m (6 feet), while females have wingspans of 2.4 m (8 feet). What a magnificent bird…..





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