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Fish eagles are very well reknown for eating carion. In fact it makes out quite a big part of their diet.

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They are also oppurtunists and can and do steel food from others. But a lamb might be too big for them to kill. I did once see a documentry about fish eagles hunting in pairs and catching Flamingos :shock:


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The one we saw at Kanniedood Dam in July was definitely eating what looked like a rabbit or such. It was also the first time I actually saw one eating an animal.


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Nico posted this beautiful African Fish Eagle photo in their December 2005 trip report.
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Johann photographed this African Fish Eagle during his October trip to Kruger
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Flying African Fish Eagle photographed by Krokodile and posted in one of the Bird quizzes
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Acekam posted this African name for Fish Eagle in the African names for animals thread
Inkwazi = Fish Eagle

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I am just wondering if there is any specific reason why we saw so few Fish Eagles last week, normally I hear them everywhere in Kruger and thrill to the call but this time we hardly heard or saw any.
Could it be because of the abundant water and rivers flowing too fast and deep, but even the dams were unusually silent to their call, unless we were just unlucky. :?
I guess there is plenty of water everywhere and they could have dispersed as have the animals.

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I also wondered about that, Elsa, I only heard one fish eagle the whole weekend and that was on the S114 as I was heading to Malelane gate.


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There was a report on SABN that Pels in Pafuri area are harder to find lately, there reason was that because all the rivers are so full there are plenty good fishing areas for them and they are not all concentrated in any one area. This might be the case for the Fish Eagles.


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For my first trip in Kruger, no leopard but a fisch eagle ...fisching...
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Help me please, is this a juvenile fisheagle :?
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Looks very much like the Juv FE's I have seen Freda, Yes.

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Yup Juv. FE.

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Seen on the southern bank of Engelhard dam
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Got a question for you birders out there. Saw a pair of fish eagles mating on Saturday. There was none of the normal nesting ritual to go with it. Not surprising as we are out of nesting season.

All the literature I have notes that this may happen with pairs that do not successfully breed in the previous season. However this pair did and have a juvenile that I have seen on the shore with them.

My question is, is this possibly not a reaffirmation of the pair bond now that the hard work of caring for young on the nest is over and more attention can be paid to each other and to reestablishing territory boundaries?

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