African fish eagle
|African fish eagle|
|Lake Mburo, Uganda|
The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) or the African sea eagle is a large species of eagle.
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]
- ↑ BirdLife International (2013). "Haliaeetus vocifer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.old-form url
- ↑ 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.