Definition of fish eagle in English:

fish eagle


  • An eagle that catches and feeds on fish.

    Genus Haliaetus, family Accipitridae: two or three species, in particular the white-headed African fish eagle (H. vocifer)

    • ‘The islands are home to many bird species, including fish eagles, ospreys and flamingos.’
    • ‘You can sometimes see the beautiful fish eagle circling overhead and hear the shrieking of the brown headed parrot in the trees.’
    • ‘During a few hours on the water, you are likely to see hippos, crocodiles, baboons and fish eagles.’
    • ‘It measures 2.3m from elbow to elbow, the maximum wingspan of the African fish eagle.’
    • ‘The osprey is often called the fish hawk or the fish eagle.’