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AFRICAN FISH EAGLE

AFRICAN FISH EAGLE

Haliaeetus vocifer

The African Fish Eagle is an excellent hunter and can oft be glimpsed swerving over the water in order to dive down, catching and gripping fish with its powerful talons. Found perched high atop a tree most of the time, they survey the water, keeping a sharp eye out for its prey which includes catfish and lungfish. They will eat dead fish, but mostly live and will also eat a variety of birds such as ibis, herons and spoonbills. Breeding involves soaring, calling and claw-grappling. They can be seen in pairs during breeding season, but also out of season. Instead of building new nests every year, fish eagles will re-use old nests and just refresh them with new material. When it is close to the nest, it will give out a cry known as a "quock" and this is one of its two distinct calls, the other made when it is flying or perched. The sound of the fish eagle is so renowned that it has been hailed as "the voice of Africa".

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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Fauna and Flora

Mammals, birds, insects and an abundance of plant life can be found at Inverdoorn from giant elephants and fat hippos to floating butterflies and a colourful array of flowers in the spring. The Karoo is a biodiversity hotspot and forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thousands of Animals

Whether you are searching for the celebrated Big 5 or are an avid bird-watcher, your trip to Inverdoorn will not leave you disappointed. White rhinos graze with African buffaloes, whilst wildebeest frolic in the background. Giraffes are gentle and magnificent giants who will even allow guests to walk among them. South Africa Shellducks and Egyptian Geese splash together through the water and flamingos have been spotted at Inverdoorn during their migration.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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