19 January, 2012

White-Bellied Sea Eagles

27th November 2011, Kuala Selangor Nature Park

Saw several actions from a pair  of White-bellied Sea Eagle that day. The highlights were:

1. One eagle came in  really low  over our heads,

2. One eagle being harassed by a Brahminy Kite,

3. Two eagles performing the courtship ritual by  grasping  their talons together while they spiral downwards.

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Let’s see who’s the boss around here!

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Managed to get some close up   shots as she flew overhead.

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The courtship ritual. They would come together in mid aid  and spiral down together, seperating when they  reach  an altitude which was no longer safe.

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7 comments:

  1. That audacious kite is so much smaller than the eagle. Brave? Stupid? a little of both?

    Great shots of the talon grasping.

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  2. Thanks Wilma, Mun, Russell. Almost like David & Goliath, Wilma.

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  3. Interesting series of photos! But these sea-eagles are still juvenile birds. I think they might be engaging in a fight or play rather than a courtship ritual.

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  4. Yes ayuwat , you are right. They could be playing because after spiralling down they seperated and flew together without any sign of hostility.

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  5. Hi Rosmadi, Great shots of the eagles. Congratulations!

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