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Grey headed Fish Eagle

Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus


The Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) is a bird of prey. Like all eagles, it is in the family Accipitridae. Grey-headed Fish Eagle breeds in southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to Southeast asia. It is a forest bird which builds a stick nest in a tree near water and lays two to four eggs.


As its English and scientific names suggest, is a specialist fish eater which hunts over lakes, lagoons and large rivers.

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Hariprasad V N
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Hariprasad V N

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 2, 2012
Submitted on Feb 2, 2013

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