Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Steller's Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) - HBW 2, p. 123

French: Pygargue empereur German: Riesenseeadler Spanish: Pigargo Gigante
Other common names: White-shouldered Sea-eagle

Taxonomy: Aquila pelagica Pallas, 1811, islands on sea of Okhotsk.
Possible race niger of Korea is probably only rare morph; not known in wild or captivity for five decades. Monotypic.

Distribution: Coastal regions along W Bering Sea, S of Paul's Bay (Koryakland), and Sea of Okhotsk; winters S to Ussuriland, Japan and Korea.