African fish eagle

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African fish eagle
Lake Mburo, Uganda
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Haliaeetus
H. vocifer
Binomial name
Haliaeetus vocifer
(Daudin, 1800)

The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) or the African sea eagle is a large species of eagle.[2]

It is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa where there are large bodies of open water with plenty of fish. It is the national bird of Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Sudan.

This species looks a bit like the bald eagle. They are related, but live on different continents. The bald eagle lives in North America.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2013). "Haliaeetus vocifer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Etymology: Haliaeetus, Modern Latin for "sea eagle". vocifer, from Latin vox, "voice" + -fer, one who bears something, in allusion to the conspicuous yelping calls. These are, when sitting, given with the head fully thrown to the back, a peculiarity found among sea eagles only in this and the Madagascar species.