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
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 7 years ago 32 sec 4.3
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 6 years ago 27 sec 4
An adult sitting on the nest Locality Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 27 February 2008 7 years ago 45 sec 3.9
A bird on a big branch Locality Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal (Monotypic species)
Stefan Behrens 2004 8 years ago 20 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 6 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 47 weeks ago 28 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 24 photos
Adult bird flying
Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka
GunnarPettersson 3 January 2011 15 weeks ago 4.6
Bird perched in a tree.
Locality Prek Toal, Tonle Sap, Cambodia (Monotypic species)
David Cook Wildlife Photo... 15 February 2015 17 weeks ago 4.5
Perched in a dead tree with moss overgrown branches.
Locality Bundala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Henrik Bringsøe 5 March 2014 35 weeks ago 4.4
A perched adult bird up close.
Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 31 July 2009 5 years ago 4.2
Perching in a shaded place
Locality Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mandya District, Karnataka, India
Tomas Grim 13 November 2010 1 year ago 4
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