Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

White‑bellied Sea Eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Haliaeetus leucogaster
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : White-bellied Sea Eagle is a large grey raptor with a white belly and short wedge shaped tail.Its female slightly larger than male.They looks grey from above and white below,has a dark bill and greyish-white legs and feet.Both of the sexes look alike and the juveniles appears as brown above and whitish-buff below. White-tailed eagles typically build their nests in large trees, often favoring coniferous ones. The nest's location is influenced by the availability of food, with 75% of nests in Germany found within 3 km of a lake. However, some nests can be up to 11 km away from lakes but closer to the Baltic Sea. In Germany, 80% of nests were located in forests, particularly on wooded islands or promontories, near open spaces such as clearings, marshy areas, or agricultural land. Nests are typically large, made of sticks and branches, measuring around 1-2 m in width and depth, but can be even larger. They are lined with materials like moss, greenery, seaweed, or wool. The nest location provides easy access for the eagles, a clear view of the surroundings, protection from the elements, and defense against nest predators.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:David Farrow(www.xeno-canto.org/David Farrow), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.