Juvenile White-bellied Sea-eagles attacked by crows

on 28th June 2017

SeaEagleWB-crows [SyOng] 2

Sy Ong’s images here show three crows attacking a pair of juvenile White-bellied Sea-eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster) in flight. The latter are obviously inexperienced and made a quick retreat.

SeaEagleWB-crows [SyOng] 1

Crows are bold and aggressive birds. They often attack raptors HERE and HERE.

SeaEagleWB-crows [SyOng] 3

White-bellied Sea-eagles are regularly attacked, especially when they are in flight HERE, seldom when they are perching on a branch. Such attacks are often vicious, with the crows nipping the eagles’ wings as seen HERE. When defending their nest the crows are extra aggressive.

Sy Ong
2nd June 2017

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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