Juvenile White-bellied Sea-eagles attacked by crows

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SeaEagleWB-crows [SyOng] 2

Sy Ong’s images here show three crows attacking a pair of juvenile White-bellied Sea-eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster) in flight. The latter are obviously inexperienced and made a quick retreat.

SeaEagleWB-crows [SyOng] 1

Crows are bold and aggressive birds. They often attack raptors HERE and HERE.

SeaEagleWB-crows [SyOng] 3

White-bellied Sea-eagles are regularly attacked, especially when they are in flight HERE, seldom when they are perching on a branch. Such attacks are often vicious, with the crows nipping the eagles’ wings as seen HERE. When defending their nest the crows are extra aggressive.

Sy Ong
Singapore
2nd June 2017

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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