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Pallas Fish Eagle : Sighted in Chilika Lake

Pallas Fish Eagle: Sighted

After 10 years, the Pallas fish eagle, was sighted in the Chilika during the bird census carried out by the Chilika wildlife division.

  • Pallas fish eagle is also known as Pallas’s sea eagle or band-tailed fish eagle, is a large, brownish sea eagle.
  • It can be seen near lakes, marshes and large rivers, from lowlands to 5,000 metres of elevation.
  • It feeds primarily on fish, but many other prey are part of its diet.
  • It is found in east Palearctic in Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • It is partially migratory.
  • Conservation status
    • IUCN Red List: Endangered