Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: White-bellied Sea-Eagle

White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster

Described by: Gmelin (1788)
Alternate common name(s): White-bellied Sea Eagle, White-bellied Fish-eagle, White-bellied Sea-eagle, White-breasted Fish-eagle
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Australia - 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Dec, 2002 © Dave Behrens  island near Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste  island near Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste  Northern Territory, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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India to se. Asia, Sundas, Philippines, New Guinea and coastal Australia;
Many populations;
S. and e. India n. along the w. coast to Bombay, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, se. China n. to Fukien, Hainan, Taiwan and s. in the Laccadive Is., Andaman Is., Nicobar Is., Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea including lowland rivers, Bismarck Archipelago, Australia (coastal Western Australia extending inland in n. Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria becoming coastal again in South Australia, and Tasmania.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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