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 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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.
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  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

    !

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much Hugh!

    – byronbackyard

  • dan williams
    dan williamsalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot.Great timing:)

  • Many thanks, such magnificent birds!

    – byronbackyard

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot… nice one Deb.

  • Many thanks Phillip, they’re not around so much and harder to capture but such awesome raptors!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindalmost 4 years ago

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    awesome capture

  • Many thanks Kathy, I appreciate it!

    – byronbackyard

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