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.