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Pallas's Sea-Eagle

Haliaeetus leucoryphus (Pallas, 1771)

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A rare stray species. The species may instead breed only in northern India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, with very small numbers in Bhutan, dispersing north of the Himalayas to Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia in its non-breeding season (up to September). There is no recent record of breeding in Afghanistan, the current status in Pakistan appears to be uncertain.
In Belarus, it was first recorded on 22.08.2021 in the Cherven district of the Minsk region (1 individual).


Very rare vagrant. Occurs in riparian forests and on the big lakes with reed-beds and single trees. The species undertakes extensive, seasonal migrations of over 4,000 km.
The species is listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; the category - "endangered." Also listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Haliaeetus leucoryphus. Downloaded from on 02/09/2021.


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