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Haliaeetus leucogaster

2 White-bellied Sea-Eagle at Guerilla Bay, NSW

Haliaeetus leucogaster at Guerilla Bay, NSW - 3 Jul 2021
Haliaeetus leucogaster at Guerilla Bay, NSW - 3 Jul 2021
Haliaeetus leucogaster at Guerilla Bay, NSW - 3 Jul 2021
Haliaeetus leucogaster at Guerilla Bay, NSW - 3 Jul 2021
Haliaeetus leucogaster at Guerilla Bay, NSW - 3 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Unidentified 3 Jul 2021 LisaH

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I'm just not sure what I'm looking at here - there are two white-bellied sea eagles, but is the third a wedge-tailed eagle attacking them, or a young white-bellied sea eagle (although it seems much larger, and the first picture does not look friendly)? Happy to split into two sightings if two different birds.

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Andrejs wrote:
   3 Jul 2021
A juvenile Sea-eagle appears to be attacking an adult.
Andrejs wrote:
   3 Jul 2021
Great sighting!
LisaH wrote:
   3 Jul 2021
Thank you - they were majestic, sweeping around the point. Glad the big one was a juvenile
Andrejs wrote:
   3 Jul 2021
One Bird Guide (Menkhorst et al) states that the Juvenile has broader wings than adult, so may well look larger.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 3 Jul 2021 03:50 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

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