14 February, 2010

Lesser Fish-Eagles

14th February 2010, Kemensah, Selangor

Correction: 27th June 2010. Identified as Lesser Fish Eagles

One thing puzzles me, the book says that the male and female Grey-Headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) look the same. I’m not sure what I’m seeing here, the size difference between the two birds are pretty obvious and the grey is lighter on the smaller bird. One thing for sure- they were moving as a pair. I presume that the larger bird is the male. (Any additional info appreciated)




The cry could be heard from quite a distance

The smaller bird after preening










  1. Another rare bird on your list. Congrats! They are beautiful

  2. Superb capture. Well done. As you say - definite difference in size

  3. nice catch..quite big difference in sizes there..

  4. lucky to have spotted a pair...quite a rarirt to spot a couple sitting side by side, great find and photos, I envy.

  5. Very rare opportunity indeed. Congrats to the good comradeship and the skill in capturing the pair.