Crow mobbing White-bellied Sea Eagle

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This image by Colleen Goh a.k.a. damselfly shows a single crow mobbing a White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster).

Crows are notorious in their boldness. They have been known to dive-bomb dangerous predator like hawks, eagles, kites, owls and even people. Screaming loudly, a few will mob a potential predator, taking turns striking it with force.

See our earlier posts on: harassing kites, attacking a kite and mobbing predator birds.

This post is a cooperative effort between and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.


6 Responses

  1. Pictures like these help give prospective on the size of large raptors. What type of crow is it?

  2. Anybody willing to hazard a guess?

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