2013 Bonanza Bird #27: African Fish-Eagle

Happy Saturday! Today's Bonanza bird is the African Fish-Eagle.

African Fish-Eagle

African Fish-Eagles are large birds of prey that live in sub-Saharan parts of Africa. They eat a lot of fish (hence the name), but they will also steal prey from other birds or take a variety of other prey items including small turtles, other birds, or even monkeys.

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African Fish-Eagle by Jason Wharam (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The African Fish-Eagle has a stable wild population in its rather large natural range. It is the national bird of three African nations: Zimbabwe, South Sudan, and Zambia.

african fish eagle

Tomorrow we'll add a stocky finch species with a very, very big beak. This bird is found across parts of Europe and Asia.

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Comments

Jays and Kestrels on September 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM wrote:
Wow! love the birds of prey. This is a beauty. I still dream of seeing the osprey catch a fish...
Spurwing Plover on May 22, 2022 at 5:34 PM wrote:
They throw their head backward then forward when they give their call

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