Two Fish Eagles


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An opportunity shot of two Fish Eagles (Haliaeetus vocifer) that we all know so well and found so typically in pairs in tall trees near water. As their name implies, these eagles subsist mainly on fish, mostly dead or stranded, but they do stoop and take fish near the surface with their talons, sometimes submerging themselves in the process. They also prey on small birds and mammals. Their amazing call is perhaps best known of all the birds in southern Africa. These predators are generally well distributed through that region.
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III /EF200-400mm IS II USM EXT; 1/400 sec; f/7.1; ISO 320; 420mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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