Monday, 5 October 2015

A heads up on a possible sighting of a Steller's sea eagle

A possible sighting of a Steller's sea eagle was reported to the Birdstore this morning. The bird was seen over the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.

 

 

 

Steller's sea eagle

Bird

Steller's sea eagle is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae found in coastal northeastern Asia and mainly preys on fish and water birds. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Haliaeetus pelagicus

Wingspan: 2.1 m

Mass: 4.9 – 6 kg (Male)

Length: 85 – 100 cm

Rank: Species

Tail length: 32 – 39 

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