White Bellied Sea Eagle – awesome bird of prey

white belly sea eagle

Spectacular Australian bird of prey.

Despite its name, it doesn’t live only in seaside areas. We spotted it near wetlands, far from the sea, especially along rivers. This very powerful bird with large talons is often heard in the mornings and at dusk calling its mate. Pairs stay together for life. 

Sea eagles swoop down and take fish from the water’s surface.

We were told that that sibling rivalry is very strong in this eagle’s nest and generally only one survives it.

Where spotted: Mataranka NT, Kakadu NP

White Bellied Sea Eagle – more information

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