A bird gliding towards his nest.

A bird gliding towards his nest.
Species: White-bellied Sea-eagle   Haliaeetus leucogaster
Author: Steven Struyck
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Added to IBC: 25 Nov 2012 - 07:18
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Altitude (m): 
220 meters


This picture was taken in Penang Island

Submitted by Djop Tabaranza on
Djop Tabaranza's picture

This looks like a Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) to me. White head and breast, reddish brown underwing coverts and upperwings. Black wing tips (outer primaries), inner primaries and secondaries pale below. 

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Steven Struyck, IBC1012159. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1012159.

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Steven Struyck, IBC1012159. Photo of White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster at Penang Island, Peninsular Malaysia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1012159.

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