Haliaeetus albicilla   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Accipitridae

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Description
Size: 69-86 cm.

Voice: Series of barking notes.

Habits: Lethargic, generally sits for hours perched on objects at ground level by edge of water. Scoops fish while flying low above water surface.

Sexes alike, female larger. Adult: Huge dark brown egle with paler head, neck and upper breast, easily recognized by wholly white tail contrasting with brown wings and body. Juvenile: Mainly blackish-brown with mottled tail edged with brown.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• White-tailed Sea-Eagle (English)
• White-tailed Eagle (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(Loss and degradation of wetlands, increasing human disturbance, and the indiscriminate use of poisons are continuing threats. Modern forestry methods have reduced the availability of suitable habitat.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Largely fish, also ducks and mammals
IUCN Status:  NearThreatened

Biogeography


• INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• BANGLADESH

Literature Source(s)
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Animal Photo Album Available at - http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/

Page last updated on:2012-10-05

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