Perth Raptor Care

White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster

Characteristics in Captivity

This sea-eagle is the same genus as the American Bald Eagle. Like their relative, they can have fiery temperaments and be aggressive about being handled. They have feet and talons that are close in size to the Wedge-tailed Eagle, so use great care when handling them. They are a heavy bird, so take precautions against them injuring themselves in an aviary by running into things.

Hunting Strategies

Sea-eagles are pirates, as well as hunters. They hunt fish, but also readily take mammals, reptiles and carrion.


Larger food items in captivity are best, but they will eat any food type.


Female : 3100 - 3900g. Male : 2000 - 2420g.

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