or – to distinguish it from the true fish eagles
), the African sea eagle
– is a large species of eagle
that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa
wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply. It is the national bird
and South Sudan
. As a result of its large range, it is known in many languages.
Examples of names include: Visarend
; Aigle Pêcheur
, and Inkwazi
This species may resemble the bald eagle in appearance; though related, each species occurs on different continents, with the bald eagle being resident in North America.
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