A large white eagle with grey-brown wings, white wing-linings and grey flight-feathers divide wing into white and grey triangles, wedge-shaped white tail grey at base. Immature: very dark-brown, streaked and spotted fawn, tail buff-white, face and throat buff, underparts and flight-feathers blackish.
Diurnal, Hunts from a perch or while flying, swooping down to seize its prey in its talons Pairs are permanent and hold the same hunting range year round. Sedentary or nomadic.
Coastal Wetlands Forest Woodland, Foreshores; mud-flats; sand-spits. Throughout coastal Australia; inland waters and fringing forests. Builds nest in Paperbark forests adjacent to floodplains.
May June July August September October, 2; faint bluish-white eggs are incubated by the female for about 42 days and young fly after 9-10 weeks
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Offal and carrion; mammals; tortoises; sea-snakes; fish; eels; crustaceans.
|| White-bellied Sea-eagle
|| Haliaeetus leucogaster
|| Least Concern
|| 710 - 890 mm, span up to 2 m.
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