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 46 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 4.7
An adult calling repeteadly Locality Arba Minch, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2005 8 years ago 48 sec 4.6
adult on the ground eating prey Locality Shingwedzi, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Tom Heijnen 5 August 2011 23 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 3 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
An adult bird eating something at the nest Locality Lake Langano (Wabe Shebelle) Hotel, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 11 December 2007 6 years ago 37 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 85 photos
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 13 weeks ago 4.9
An adult fishing in Okavango River.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Albert Froneman 15 September 2010 21 weeks ago 4.8
Adult perching with prey
Locality Meru National Park, Kenya
maurizioravasini 38 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 43 weeks ago 4.5
Net terug van een geslaagde visvangst - Just back from a successful fishing.
Locality Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
François Haffner 7 September 2012 1 year 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