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2.7K views, 53 likes, 8 loves, 29 comments, 30 shares, Facebook Watch Videos from Alok Tewari:

rare sighting in India ...

To put things in proper
perspective ... consider this :
Every year lakhs of
people visit Tiger Reserves
... of that many thousands
are able see and photograph
a Tiger ...
... but ...

every year only a few of
these huge Eagles come
to India ... as winter
visitor ... with
hardly any sighting
reports ...

Their wing-span reaches
above 8 feet ...
and they
have largest median
wing span among Eagles ...
... larger than
American Bald Eagle

It was hunting on a very
murky evening and was
so large that even
Greylags had to scatter
for cover ...

Two Grey-headed Fish Eagles
sitting on a nearby tree
started calling frantically
... in panic
____________
Dudhwa National Park
Uttar Pradesh
India
Habitat
Himalayan Terai forest and wetland
Location
Dudhwa National Park, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date taken
28.01.2015
Scientific name
Haliaeetus albicilla, Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus,
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Amazing video of this rarity and a wonderful detailed report.
A very important species in Germany. Close to extinction in the 1980s (DDT) with an increased and stable population in Germany now. I hope to see and capture one, maybe even here, one day. Not impossible. Even at a local reservoir do they appear occasionally. Often young birds looking/exploring habitats/territories. Lethal poisoning (PB) from ammunition is still a serious threat.
 
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excellent video of this impressive eagle in a great setting, Renu and Alok, top class, many tfs!!
 
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Great footage of this rare winter visitor Renu & Alok. Such a treat to watch it fly around looking for prey. First-class!
 

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