African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) - HBW 2, p. 121
French: Pygargue vocifère
Spanish: Pigargo Vocinglero
Other common names: Fish/River Eagle
Taxonomy: Falco vocifer Daudin, 1800, Keurboom River, Cape Province, South Africa.
In past, frequently placed in genus Cuncuma. Forms superspecies with H. vociferoides. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegambia E to Ethiopia and S to South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 48 videos
An adult and a chick on the nest, the first one feeding Locality Lake Langano (Wabe Shebelle) Hotel, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 11 December 2007 6 years ago 42 sec 4.8
An adult calling repeteadly Locality Arba Minch, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2005 8 years ago 48 sec 4.7
Bird with prey looking around and flying away. Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Lutz Dürselen 29 August 2014 7 weeks ago 22 sec 4.6
adult on the ground eating prey Locality Shingwedzi, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Tom Heijnen 5 August 2011 31 weeks ago 20 sec 4.5
adult in tree Locality Hawassa Fish Market, Hawassa, Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 3 November 2010 4 years ago 34 sec 4.5
A subadult chased away by an adult. Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
ANTHONY VILLAUME 10 April 2013 1 year ago 22 sec 4.4
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An adult fishing in Okavango River.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Albert Froneman 15 September 2010 29 weeks ago 4.8
This Fish Eagle missed its target and is seen ascending from the river.
Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Jacques Sellschop 15 February 2013 21 weeks ago 4.8
bird perched in a tree
Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana
David Taylor 1 September 2014 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.7
Adult perching with prey
Locality Meru National Park, Kenya
maurizioravasini 46 weeks ago 4.6
Immature Eagle perched in a tree
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
John A Thompson 17 January 2012 2 years ago 4.6
An adult feeding on a fish with a wing extended.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 22 August 2006 51 weeks ago 4.5
A pair vocalising high up in a tree near Pafuri picnic area. 12:20pm. Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Charles Hesse 23 December 2009 4 years ago 4.8