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White-bellied Sea Eagle

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White-bellied Parrot

About the White-bellied Sea Eagle

Also known as: White-breasted Sea Eagle, White-bellied Fish Eagle, White-breasted Fish Eagle
The White-bellied Sea Eagle is a large bird of prey found in Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and Australia.

White-bellied Sea Eagles, also known as White-breasted Sea Eagles, are opportunistic carnivores. Their diet is varied and includes aquatic animals like fish and turtles, as well as land birds and animals like opossum. They also readily consume carrion and will steal food items from other predatory birds.

White-bellied Sea Eagles are culturally significant across several communities within their geographic range. Different indigenous tribes in Australia consider the bird to be a guardian animal or an important totem. Folk stories from the Andaman Islands and Malaysian communities include the White-bellied Sea Eagle. The bird is depicted on the $10,000 Singapore currency bill.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 December 2015
Scientific Name Haliaeetus leucogaster
  • Accipitriformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Haliaeetus
  • H. leucogaster
Birdorable Family Birds of Prey
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 August 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
26 to 35 inches
70 to 86 inches
63 to 102 ounces
Range Southeast Asia South Asia Australia and New Zealand

International Names

  • 白腹海雕 (Chinese)
  • orel bělobřichý (Czech)
  • Hvidbrystet Havørn (Danish)
  • Witbuikzeearend (Dutch)
  • valkomerikotka (Finnish)
  • Pygargue blagre (French)
  • Weißbauch-Seeadler (German)
  • Aquila di mare ventrebianco (Italian)
  • シロハラウミワシ [shiroharaumiwashi] (Japanese)
  • Hvitbukhavørn (Norwegian)
  • bielik bialobrzuchy (Polish)
  • Águia-marinha-de-barriga-branca (Portuguese)
  • Белобрюхий орлан (Russian)
  • Pigargo Oriental (Spanish)
  • vitbukig havsörn (Swedish)

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