Charcoal on Fabriano
1400mm x 850mm
African fish eagles are familar birds of prey on the waterways of sub-Saharan Africa, noted for their distinctive and haunting call. These eagles perch on branches overlooking the water, swooping down to catch fish which are then carried back to the perch or dragged to shore if too big to carry. African fish eagles also eat birds, monkeys and even crocodile hatchlings.
These efficient predators can get away with spending as little as 10 minutes a day actively hunting. Just like the Osprey, the African Fish Eagle has barbs on its feet to help it hold on to slippery fish, its main prey. The African Fish Eagle has the honor of being the national bird of three nations: Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Sudan.