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The African Fish Eagle

It certainly looked like an American Bald Eagle, but something just didn’t seem right. Finally, I spotted it, no whitetail was visible. It was a South African Fish Eagle. The Fish Eagle is a common resident of South Africa that subsists primarily on fish but will eat carrion, catch ducks and other birds and rob nests of heron youngsters. Eagles are quite common in South Africa with about 16 different kinds of Eagles. Some are native and other migrants during winter months. For me, the opportunity to see different kinds of Eagles made each day on a safari interesting and yet challenging. The next time I go to South Africa, I will be looking for Snake Eagles, Greater Spotted Eagles, and Tawny Eagles. Come along in May 2020 as I can always use a new set of eyes.


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