Genus Haliaeetus

White-tailed eagle - The White-tailed Eagle , also known as the Sea Eagle, Erne , or White-tailed Sea-eagle, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which includes other raptors such as hawks, kites, and harriers. It is considered a close cousin of the Bald Eagle and occupies the same ecological niche, but in Eurasia.

Bald Eagle -      Breeding resident      Breeding summer visitor,      Winter visitor      On migration only

White-bellied Sea Eagle - It is resident from India through southeast Asia to Australia on coasts and major waterways. It is a distinctive bird. The adult has white head, breast, under-wing coverts and tail. The upper parts are grey and the black under-wing flight feathers contrast with the white coverts. The tail is short and wedge-shaped as in all Haliaeetus species.


Pallas's Fish Eagle - Pallas's Fish-eagle , also known as Pallas's Sea-eagle or Band-Tailed Fish-eagle, is a large, brownish sea-eagle. It breeds in Central Asia, between the Caspian Sea and the Yellow Sea, from Kazakhstan and Mongolia to the Himalayas, Pakistan, northern Republic of India and Bangladesh. It is partially migratory, with central Asian birds wintering among the southern Asian birds in northern India, and also further west to the Persian Gulf.

Steller's Sea-Eagle - Aquila pelagica Pallas, 1811


Solomon Islands Sea-Eagle - The Sanford's Sea-eagle was discovered by and named after Dr. Leonard C. Sanford, a trustee for the American Museum of Natural History. The first description was by Ernst Mayr in 1935. It can reach a length between 70 and 90 cm and a weight between 2.3 and 2.7 kg. The wingspan is between 165 and 185 cm. It is the only large predator on the Solomon Islands. The eagles inhabits coastal forests and lakes up to an altitude of about 1500 m asl.

African Fish Eagle - Its closest relative appears to be the critically endangered Madagascar Fish-eagle . Like all sea-eagle species pairs, this one consists of a white-headed species and a tan-headed one. These are an ancient lineage of sea-eagles, and as such have dark talons, beaks, and eyes . Both species have at least partially white tails even as juveniles.


Madagascar Fish Eagle - Its closest relative is the African Fish-eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer. Together, they form a distinct species pair lineage of sea-eagles, which separated soon after the divergence of the genus; they retain the ancestral dark beak, talon, and eye, but unlike other Haliaeetus species, they always have at least partially white tails, even while juvenile. As in other sea-eagle species pairs, one species has a tan head, while the other has a white one.

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Haliaeetus