African Fish-eagle: The voice of Africa

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Ingo Waschkies’ image of the juvenile African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) shows this large raptor perching on a rotting limb of a tree exercising its voice.

The eagle spends most of its time perching than flying. Its loud ringing cry is carried miles away, such that it is often heard long before it is seen. The male’s cry is more shrill than that of the female. So distinctive is its call that many have referred it as “the voice of Africa.” Once you have heard the call, chances are you would never forget it.

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

2 Responses

  1. Chris Rae

    Intersting posting, especially since it’s still Wednesday 23rd September here in the UK.

    Chris .

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