When I was down at Werribee Sewage Works a few weeks ago I happened upon this White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) sitting on a post. Unfortunately, it did not do much but fly off in all the time I watched it! Later in the day there were two individuals at the same spot. Wonderful birds, and the first ones I have photographed in my neck of the woods.
This eagle has a wingspan of up to 2m and can weigh up to 3.7 kg, making it only slightly smaller than the Wedge-Tailed Eagle, which is Australia's largest bird of prey.
All things considered, the White-bellied Sea Eagle is an impressive bird.
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