African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

Appearance
A very large bird, 29" (73cm). A distinctive plumage of chestnut brown & black with white head, neck & tail. A yellow bill, with black tip and yellow feet. Juveniles only acquire the white head after several years.

Habits
To be found near rivers and marshes, singly or in pairs. Mostly perched on shoreline trees.

Diet
As its name implies, its main diet is one of fish, but the African Fish Eagle will also take lizards and birds as large as Flamingos.

Resident
Seen all over Kenya, apart from arid areas.

Extra Facts
The African Fish Eagle's cry is never to be forgotten, once heard.... "weeoww-ow-ow". Splitting the quiet of the Kenya skies, it is one of excitement, inducing a hunt for the white breast of this Eagle, invariably perched on a branch overlooking water.

Photographs
Photographed in Olare Orok Conservancy & Masai Mara.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:bird, eagle, fish eagle, kenya, wildlife

African Fish Eagle ~ Wings Stretched

African Fish Eagle ~ Wings Stretched

African Fish Eagle ~ & Fish

Fish Eagle, catching fish, water splash, flying.

African Fish Eagle ~ Catching Fish

African Fish Eagle ~ Catching Fish

African Fish Eagle ~ Flying Over Lake

African Fish Eagle ~ Flying Over Lake

African Fish Eagle ~ Over Lake Victoria

African Fish Eagle ~ Over Lake Victoria

African Fish Eagle ~ Walking

African Fish Eagle ~ Walking

African Fish Eagle ~ Catching Catfish

African Fish Eagle ~ Catching Catfish

African Fish Eagle ~ Wings Spread

African Fish Eagle ~ Wings Spread

African Fish Eagle ~ Catfish Being Eaten Alive

African Fish Eagle ~ Catfish Being Eaten Alive

African Fish Eagle ~ Proud Looking

African Fish Eagle ~ Proud Looking

African Fish Eagle ~ Perched with Fish

African Fish Eagle perched on branch with Catfish.