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African Sea Eagle

Scientific name:  Haliaeetus vocifer
Class:  Birds
Continent:  Africa
Habitat:  Ríos, marismas, pantanos y lagunas
Diet:  Piscívoro
Weight:  1,9 - 3,6 kg
Size:  74 - 84 cm
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Meet the African Sea Eagle!

The African Sea eagle has been nicknamed by some naturalists as "the voice of Africa", since its cries resound from sunrise to sunset. Eating only fish, it  lives on the banks of rivers and lakes of southern Africa, where fishing is abundant. It can also be found in the eastern Sahara desert. It is a lazy raptor, spending more time on perches than hunting.

What are its habits?

It feeds on fish that it catches by lightly touching the surface of the water, or diving to a depth of one meter. It builds large nests in inaccessible treetops. Incubation lasts about 44 days and involves both parents. Sedentary and territorial, the African Sea-eagle is able to reproduce at any time of the year: its young fly in the third month, when they begin to learn hunting techniques.

Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated


Despite its usual diet, it is common for it to eat mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even carrion.

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