French: Pygargue blagre German: Weißbauch-Seeadler Spanish: Pigargo oriental
Other common names:
J. F. Gmelin
no locality = Java
India and Sri Lanka through SE Asia, Andaman Is and S China, Sunda Is, Philippines, Wallacea, New Guinea and Bismarcks to Australia and Tasmania.
75–85 cm; male 1800–2900 g, larger female 2500–3900 g; wingspan 178–218 cm. Adult unmistakable; mainly white below and dark grey above, with deep-... read more
Vocalizes most frequently during pre-laying period, especially in early morning and evening, but... read more
Inshore seas and islands, coasts, estuaries and terrestrial wetlands, ranging over nearby wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, carrion (with gatherings of up to 45 birds at rubbish tips) and tideline offal. Live prey... read more
May–Sept in Australia (May–Aug in N, June–Sept in S, where exceptionally to Dec); dry season in Asia and tropics, e.g.... read more
Breeding adults sedentary, juveniles dispersive, with longest recorded movement 3000 km from S to N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Generally common, though some localized declines in S Australia through habitat destruction or disturbance to nest sites;... read more
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