French: Pygargue vocifer German: Schreiseeadler Spanish: Pigargo vocinglero
Keurboom River, Western Cape Province, South Africa
S Mauritania E to Eritrea and Ethiopia and S to South Africa.
63–75 cm; male 1985–2500 g, female 3200–3600 g; wingspan 175–210 cm. Adult has white head, mantle and breast, black back and chestnut shoulders, belly... read more
Distinctive, far-ranging “WEEE-AH kleeuw kleeuw kleew” given by both sexes.
Wide range of aquatic habitats, including margins of large lakes, rivers, swamps and reservoirs;... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fish of 200–1000 g, but up to 4200 g. Also takes carrion, waterbirds (including young of colonial species), mammals (monkeys,... read more
May lay in any month in most regions, but locally seasonal and generally favours low water conditions, with peak in Oct–Dec/Jan in W... read more
Resident around many permanent waterbodies, usually as territorial pairs. However, rapidly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common on many major rivers and lakes, often at high densities for such a large predator, needing only 300–600 m of... read more
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