White-bellied Sea Eagle

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.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 December 2015
Scientific Name
Haliaeetus leucogaster
  • Accipitriformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Haliaeetus
  • H. leucogaster
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 15 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
26 to 35 inches
70 to 86 inches
63 to 102 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 白腹海雕
Czech (Cesky) orel bělobřichý
Danish (Dansk) Hvidbrystet Havørn
Dutch (Nederlands) Witbuikzeearend
Finnish (Suomi) valkomerikotka
French (Français) Pygargue blagre
German (Deutsch) Weißbauch-Seeadler
Italian (Italiano) Aquila di mare ventrebianco
Japanese (日本語) シロハラウミワシ [shiroharaumiwashi]
Norwegian (Norsk) Hvitbukhavørn
Polish (Polski) bielik bialobrzuchy
Portuguese (Português) Águia-marinha-de-barriga-branca
Russian (русский язык) Белобрюхий орлан
Spanish (Español) Pigargo Oriental
Swedish (Svenska) vitbukig havsörn
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