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Published: 13 Oct 2017

Visarend/Fish Eagle

Die visarend (Haliaeetus vocifer) is ‘n groot roofvoël met ‘n wit kop en bors met ‘n bruin pens en hoofvlerke. Hierdie arend het swart en bruin ondervlerke en ‘n wit stert. Dit is die nasionale voël van lande soos NamibiëMalawiZambiëSuid-Soedan en Zimbabwe. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die African Fish Eagle.

The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer),[2] or to distinguish it from the true fish eagles (Ichthyophaga), the African sea eagle, is a large species of eagle found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply occur. It is the national bird of ZimbabweZambia, and South Sudan. As a result of its large range, it is known in many languages.[3] Examples of names include: visarend in Afrikaansnkwazi in Chewaaigle pêcheur in French,[4] hungwe in Shona, and inkwazi in isiZulu. 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.

Published: 13 Oct 2017