The Grey-headed Fish Eagles (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) occur naturally in southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south east Asia and the Philippines.
Grey-headed Fish Eagle is a largish stocky raptor at about 70–75 cm in length.
Adults have dark brown wings and back, a grey head and reddish brown breast. The lower belly, thighs and tail are white, the latter having a black terminal band.
Males and females look alike, but young birds have a pale buff head, underparts and underwing, all with darker streaking.
Nesting / Breeding
They typically nest in forests, constructions their nests out of sticks and plant material.
The nest is usually situated in a tree near water.
The average clutch consists of 2 – 4 eggs.
Diet / Feeding
As suggested by their common name, the Grey-headed Fish Eagles are specialist fish eaters.
They typically hunt over bodies of waters, such as lakes, lagoons and large rivers.