Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus   (Horsfield,  1821) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae

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Description
Size: 69-74 cm.

Voice: Unmusical, uncanny.

Habits: Sluggish and usually perches on trees above water.

Adult: Distinguished from the above by two-tone tail (i.e. tail white with black terminal band). Head, neck and throat grey, upper parts dark brown, breast rufous brown. Juvenile: Dark brown above with boldly streaked head and underparts and pale supercilium.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Greater Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(The most pertinent threats are the loss of undisturbed wetlands, over-fishing, siltation, pollution and persecution.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Mainly fish, also young birds and small mammals.
IUCN Status:  Near Threatened

Biogeography


• INDIA
• BANGLADESH
• SRI LANKA
• Goa, Sancoale INDIA (Record: 16/11/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • (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
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Birding in India and South Asia Available at - http://www.birding.in/

Page last updated on:2010-09-15

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