I took these photos at a bird sanctuary where this magnificent specimen is within a good distance for close up photography… He had a scream or two for me which allowed the deep throat shots… he’s well trained and is featured in a commercial seen on TV for a certain whiskey.
A regal figure if I’ve ever seen one………..
The African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) — is a large species of eagle that is found throughout Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply.
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.). This is typical of sexual dimorphism in birds of prey. Males usually have a wingspan of about 2 m (6 feet), while females have wingspans of 2.4 m (8 feet). The body length is 63–75 cm (25–30 in). The adult is 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, with the exception of the featherless face, which is yellow. The eyes are dark brown in colour. The hook-shaped beak, ideal for a carnivorous lifestyle, is yellow with a black tip.
What’s she looking to photo?…