Grey-headed Fishing-eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) - HBW 2, p. 123
French: Pygargue à tête grise
German: Graukopf Seeadler
Spanish: Pigarguillo Común
Other common names: Greater Fish(ing) Eagle
Taxonomy: Falco Ichthyaetus Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Population of Sri Lanka sometimes awarded separate race, plumbeiceps, which differs only in slightly smaller size; not normally accepted. Monotypic.
Distribution: India, Nepal and Sri Lanka E through Indochina and Malay Peninsula to Greater Sundas, N & E Philippines and Sulawesi.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
A bird perched on a bare branch, at the waters edge, with a close-up at the end. Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 July 2007 5 years ago 27 sec 4.6
A bird on a big branch Locality Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal (Monotypic species)
Stefan Behrens 2004 7 years ago 20 sec 4.4
An adult perched on a branch beside a road in windy conditions Locality Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 27 February 2008 6 years ago 32 sec 4.3
An adult sitting on the nest Locality Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 27 February 2008 6 years ago 45 sec 3.9
A close-up of the head and claws of a perched bird. Locality Dusit Zoo, Khao Din Park, Dusit District, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 April 2008 5 years ago 25 sec 3.8
bird perched in a tree Locality Udawalawa National Park, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 28 August 2014 10 weeks ago 28 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 20 photos
A perched adult bird up close.
Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 31 July 2009 4 years ago 4.8
This is a rare visitor to the hilly terrains of K Gudi Forest
Locality Biligiriranga Hills (B R Hills) Wildlife Sanctuary , Karnataka, India
Subramanya_CK 18 July 2010 2 years ago 4.5
Grey-headed fish eagle (Icthyophaga icthyaetus)
Locality Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
rcannon 18 April 2013 1 year ago 4.3
A perched adult.
Locality Sukau, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 14 June 2014 18 weeks ago 4
Grey-headed Fishing-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)
Locality Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India
Jacques Erard 5 January 2014 25 weeks ago 4
Great view of an adult
Locality Prek Toal, Tonle Sap, Cambodia (Monotypic species)
Phil Gregory 27 February 2014 28 weeks ago 4