Shop

The White-bellied Sea-Eagle has white on the head, rump and underparts and dark grey on the back and wings. In flight the black flight feathers on the wings are easily seen when the bird is viewed from below. The large, hooked bill is grey with a darker tip, and the eye is dark brown. The legs and feet are cream-white, with long black talons (claws). The sexes are similar. As in other raptors (birds of prey), Males (2.5 kg – 3.7 kg) are slightly smaller than females (2.8 kg – 4.2 kg).The wingspan is about 1.8 m – 2 m.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

Tags

australian, bird of prey, haliaeetus leucogaster, predator, raptor, sea eagle, white bellied, west byron wetlands, northern rivers, flight

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
Please feel free to check out my website:
www.byronbaybackyard.com.au

View Full Profile

Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Big Bird!

  • Sure is DG, I love them!

    – byronbackyard

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait