African sea eagle
- The African fish eagle is the national bird of South Sudan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
- If the fish is too heavy to carry the eagle drags it across the water surface until it reaches the shore.
- It is primarily famous for its song that peals out continuously from dawn to dusk.
- Because of its call the eagle is known as The Voice of Africa.
Size & Weight
BODY-LENGTH: 63–75 cm (25–30 in)
WEIGHT: (Males) 2 – 2.5 kg (4.4-5.5 lbs) (Females) 3.2 – 3.6 kg (7-8 lbs)
WINGSPAN: (Males) 2 m (6 feet) (Females) 2.4 m (8 feet)
Grassland, swamps, marshes, lake, river, creek, tropical rainforest, fynbos, desert
Orange River (South Africa and Namibia), Okavango Delta (Botswana), Lake Malawi (Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi), Kenya, Uganda
Fish, ducks, waterfowls, catfish, lungfish, storks, small turtles, terrapins, baby crocodiles, greater flamingos, lesser flamingos, lizards, herons, frogs, carrion
Number of Eggs
1 – 3 eggs
42 to 45 days
WIDTH: 2m (six feet)
DEPTH: 1.2 m (4 feet)
70 to 75 days
180 – 365 days
15 years (wild)
40 years (captivity)
weee-ah, hyo-hyo, heee-ah, heeah-heeah
See in Detail: African Fish Eagle Facts