Eagles Fight For Fish

Steller’s sea eagle and golden eagle fight at Lake Kuril, Russia (screenshot from YouTube video)

28 January 2022

Speaking of Steller’s sea eagles yet again

Like their bald eagle relatives, Steller’s sea eagles (Haliaeetus pelagicus) migrate to open water for the winter where they hang out in large groups near abundant fish. The Steller’s sea eagle in Maine is the only one on this continent so we can’t see his behavior among friends and competitors but there is plenty to see in his native range of Far Eastern Russia and northern Japan.

The link below shows tussling between Steller’s sea eagles and a fight with a golden eagle, an unrelated and much smaller bird. It happened at a crater lake in Kamchatka, Russia.

p.s. News as of 27 January 2021: Maine’s Stellers sea eagle was last seen on 24 January 2021. No one knows where he went … yet.

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