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African Fish-eagle

African Fish-eagle
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon, 300 mm AF f/4, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb, HOYA 77mm HMC-SUPER UV (0)
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-20 9:20
Viewed: 3438
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer or - to distinguish it from the Ichthyophaga true fish eagles, African Sea-eagle - is a large species of eagle and a bird of prey.
Its closest relative appears to be the critically endangered Madagascar Fish-eagle. As in all sea-eagle species pairs, thie one consists of a white-headed species (the African Fish-eagle) and a tan-headed one. These are an ancient lineage of sea-eagles, and as such have dark talons, beaks, and eyes (Wink et al. 1996). Both species have at least partially white tails even as juveniles.
African Fish-eagles are large birds, and the females are often larger than the males. Males usually have a wingspan of about 6 feet, while females have wingspans upwards of 8 feet. They are very distinctive in appearance with a mostly brown body and large, powerful, black wings. The head, breast, and tail of African Fish-eagles are snow white and the hook-shaped beak is mostly yellow with a black tip.

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bonjour robi

très belle prise de vue une netteté impecable bravo


Bonjour Robi.
Trés belle image.
Un saludo.

Hi Robi ,
excellent details and sharpness.
well composed and nice BG.
very well captured.
thanks and regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-11 0:33]

Hi Robi,
Very nice portrait of this african fish eagle. I liked the focus, sharpness, composition and the background. TFS
Best wishes,

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