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 50 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 7 years ago 42 sec 4.8
adult on the ground eating prey Locality Shingwedzi, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Tom Heijnen 5 August 2011 1 year ago 20 sec 4.8
An adult perched on a ruined house, near the lake Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 18 December 2005 9 years ago 28 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 1 year ago 22 sec 4.6
An adult calling repeteadly Locality Arba Minch, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2005 9 years ago 48 sec 4.6
Two adults on a palm tree Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 18 December 2005 9 years ago 48 sec 4.6
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An adult fishing in Okavango River.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Albert Froneman 15 September 2010 1 year ago 4.9
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 1 year ago 4.8
African Fish-eagle with fish caught from local fishermen
Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
phil yates 2 June 2011 15 weeks ago 4.7
Adult perching with prey
Locality Meru National Park, Kenya
maurizioravasini 1 year ago 4.6
Immature Eagle perched in a tree
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
John A Thompson 17 January 2012 3 years ago 4.6
An adult feeding on a fish with a wing extended.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 22 August 2006 1 year ago 4.6
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 5 years ago 4.8