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Grey-headed Fish Eagle Icthyophaga ichthyaetus   - With fish
Grey-headed Fish Eagle
Photographer : © Maitreyee Das
Location :Western Zone, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
Date : 13 February 2020
English synonyms:Greater Grey-headed Fish-Eagle, Greater Gray-headed Fish-Eagle, Gray-headed Fish Eagle, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Gray-headed Fishing Eagle, Ceylon Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Ceylon Gray-headed Fishing Eagle, Greater Fish Eagle, Greater Fishing Eagle, Larger Fish Eagle, Tank Eagle
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :This Grey-headed Fish Eagle caught a very big fish for its late lunch. Due to the proximity of the mighty Brahmaputra River and its many tributaries crossing the Kaziranga National Park, there is no dearth of fish. So this park is full of owls and fish eagles. I had only a little time to capture it and within a few moments it flew away carrying the fish by one claw. - MD