741. HaliAetus pelagicus

741. Kamchatkan Sea-Eagle.
HALIAETUS PELAGICUS.
Haliaetus pelagicus (Pall.), Zoogr. R. As. i. p. 343 and pl. (1811) ; Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 11, pl. 4 ; Cassin. B. Calif, pp. 31, 110, pl. 6 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 13 ; Tacz. F. O, Sib. O. p. 37 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. p. 306 ; (Ridgway), p. 243.
O-washi, Jap.
Male ad. General colour dark brown, with a slight greyish tinge, the fore¬head, lesser and median wing-coverts, rump, tail, tail-coverts, and thighs white ; nape and hind-neck greyish brown, with paler edges ; bill, cere, and feet rich yellow ; tarsus chiefly bare ; iris pale yellow. Culmen 2.49, wing 24.0, tail 14.0, tarsus 4.5 inch. Female similar but larger. The young bird is dull brown, on the head and under parts with paler streaks, the lower back, rump, and tail-coverts marked with white, and the tail white, mottled with brown , thighs and vent feathers slightly mottled with white.
Hab. Kamchatka, eastern and south-eastern Siberia ; rare in the Commander Islands ; Mongolia ; North China ; Japan ; of accidental occurrence in the Aleutian Islands ?
In habits it is said to resemble H. albicilla and like that bird it feeds on fish and carrion. It places its nest, which is a heavy structure of boughs and sticks, lined with grass, on a tree, bub also occasionally on a rock and in March, April, or May deposits 2 eggs, which resemble those of H. albicilla but are as a rule slightly larger.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
741. HaliAetus pelagicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
741
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
526
Common name: 
Kamchatkan Sea Eagle
M_ID: 
3070
M_CN: 
Steller's Sea Eagle
M_SN: 
Haliaeetus pelagicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10454

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