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Grey-Headed Fish-Eagle


Grey-Headed Fish-Eagle
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-01 2:12
Viewed: 2687
Points: 4
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Grey-Headed Fish Eagle
(Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) 灰头鱼鵰
Size: 68 cm

Description:
Distinguished from the similar Lesser Fish-Eagle, I. Humilis (58 cm) only by larger size and distinct white base to tail.

Voice:
A wailing scream with short, chuckling notes heard at dawn ad dusk.

Habits:
This shy forest bird frequents large rivers in the lowland and lower montane forest areas; also found around stagnant ponds and reservoirs. Usually seen it, as it takes off from its forest edge perch and flies low out of sight along the river. Seems to feed almost exclusively on freshwater fish; feeding and breeding habits little studied.

Distribution:
Rare resident breeder in Singapore.


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wow, amazing raptor, probably new at TN, TFS Ori

Hello Ang,
spectacular image dynamic, technically well managed, a very rare scene to be shot, congratulations!
Good details.

Good day and thank you for sharing this photo.

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