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The African Fish Eagle is most frequently seen sitting high in a tall tree from where it has a good view of the stretch of river, lakeshore, or coastline which is its territory. Near a lake with an abundant food supply, a pair may require less than a km² of water to find enough food, whereas next to a small river, they may require a stretch of 25km or more. So well known and clear is the call of this bird that it is often known as “the Voice of Africa”. A handsome bird, the African Fish Eagle is easily recognized by its pure white head, the striking contrast between the white upper-body and tail, the chestnut belly, and the black wings. The sexes look alike but the female is the larger of the two.
Info source URL: https://www.sa-venues.com/…/birds_african_fish_eagle.htm
Photo capture date & Location: 2018-10 Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Center

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