Haliaeetus leucogaster

Haliaeetus leucogaster

Haliaeetus leucogaster

(White-bellied Sea Eagle)

FAMILY

Accipitridae

Species

Haliaeetus leucogaster

Common name

White-bellied Sea Eagle

Main colour(s)

White and grey

Distinctive feature

When gliding the wings are upswept. Deep voice. Body 75-85 cm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This large bird is rarely seen as it prefers to be near large areas of water, the male smaller than female. Body grey darkening towards the tail, which may be tipped with white, head and underparts are white to grey-white. Legs and feet yellowish-white, eyes brown, bill grey.

Additional Photos

Sea eagle flying