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The Fish Eagle's Big Stretch [PIC+VIDEO]

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The Fish Eagle's Big Stretch [PIC+VIDEO]

The sound of a fish eagle calling is one that you never forget. Once you have heard it, it gets ingrained in your mind and is regarded by many as the definitive sound or voice of Africa. What's really amazing about this call, is the almost violent head movement the eagle performs when calling. Whipping its head back well over 180 degrees - it is quite a sight. You can see all the stages of this impressive display of flexability in the photo below from photographer Steve Allen.

 

We will be featuring more of Steve Allen's work in an upcoming post, so stay tuned for that.


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This video was uploaded by one of our users (Gerda), check it out to see the fish eagles wild call in action, captured on our LIVE Nkorho Pan camera.