742. HaliAetus branickii

742. Corean Sea-Eagle.
HALIAETUS BRANICKII.
Haliaetus branickii, Tacz. P.Z.S. 1888, p. 451 ; id. F. O. Sib. O. p. 42.
Male ad. Differs from H. pelagicus in having only the tail and upper and under tail-coverts pure white, the rest of the plumage blackish brown, the feathers on the crown and neck with a fine central greyish line ; beak, cere, bare portion of tarsus and feet rich orange-yellow ; iris white with a yellowish tinge. Culmen 3.15, wing 21.62, tail 13.39, tarsus 3.42 inch.
Hab. Corea.
As yet but very little is known about this bird, and it has only been obtained in Corea. Nothing is on record respecting its habits or nidification. Dr. Puschkin described (Bull. B. O. Club, xi. p. 4, 1900) under the name Thalassaetus macrurus, from Yakutsk, a Sea-Eagle closely allied to H. branickii, of which I have not seen a specimen and cannot therefore judge as to whether it, is a good species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
742. HaliAetus branickii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
742
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
526
Common name: 
Corean Sea Eagle
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10168

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