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Display of Love

April 19, 2013

Fish eagles are one of Africa’s iconic birds and with a conspicuous display like this, it’s easy to see why. Fish eagles are believed to be monogamous and mate for life with their partner. But this doesn’t lead to laziness in the fish eagle’s love life. Every year during the mating season, they have to win each other’s hearts all over again and do so in a spectacular way.

The pair meets mid-air, locks talons and free-falls until they separate just above the ground. They do this over and over again until they mate.


Learn more about Gorongosa’s Fish Eagles.


By Bridget Conneely


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