Grey-headed Fishing Eagle

Grey-headed Fish Eagle breeds in southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south east Asia and the Philippines. It is a forest bird which builds a stick nest in a tree near water and lays two to four eggs.

The Grey-headed Fishing Eagle is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

the Corbett area of the Grey-headed fishing Eagle have turned out to be the Lesser Fishing Eagle. As many experts from the area feel the Grey headed does not occur in Corbett. I believe the attached to be the grey headed based on the pattern of the tail - clear black terminal band and no white patch at the base of the outer primaries. More

the grey-headed fishing eagle on the lake is not a specialist piscivore, as its name suggests, but feeds on at least three species of homalopsine water snakes. Currently, the stability of this population is threatened by activities (likely unsustainable) at local and international scales, particularly the massive exploitation of water snakes (an estimated 6. More

* Grey-headed fishing eagle The genus of Asiatic-Oriental fishing eagles, Ichthyophaga, contains only two species: the grey-headed fishing eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)and the lesser fishing eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis). Whilst both species are broadly sympatric, ranging from northeast India, down the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Indonesia, virtually nothing is known of their specific ecological requirements in any part of their range. More

Peafowl and Grey-headed Fishing Eagle perched in the branches of riverside trees while Stork-billed Kingfishers darted up and down the water’s edge. Great Thick-Knee, River Lapwing, River Tern and Mekong Wagtail were among the birds found on a sandy island where we had stopped to stretch our legs and a count of 140 Oriental Darters along the river was remarkable. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Ichthyophaga
Species : ichthyaetus
Authority : (Horsfield, 1821)