African fish eagle
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|African fish eagle|
|Lake Mburo, Uganda|
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. As a result of its large range, it is known in many languages.
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- BirdLife International (2013). "Haliaeetus vocifer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)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.
- "African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) - Birds.com: Online Birds Guide with Facts, Articles, Videos, and Photos". Birds.com. Retrieved 2012-12-12.