supplemented by grayling and three-spined stickleback (both northern river fish coverts. feet. Undoubtedly fish are the Steller’s sea eagle favorite meal, it particularly likes the salmonids: pink salmon, chum salmon and also trout. When hunting in groups, frequently cases of kleptoparasitism take place – the eagle steals food from the other species. Another view of that massive beak (photo: The wikipedia files). Migrating eagles fly to the swampy Japanese terrains and to the river banks during winter, yet they sometimes move to the inland mountain areas. Steller’s sea eagles are named after a German naturalist, Georg Steller. Females vary in weight from 6,195 to 9,500 g (13.658 to 20.944 lb), while males being rather lighter with a weight range of 4,900 to 6,800 g (10.8 to 15.0 lb). Females usually weigh between 6.8 and 9 kg (14 – 19 lb), 7.6 kg (16 lb) on average, males may weigh from 4.9 to 6 kg (10 – 13 lb) and are slightly brighter-colored than the opposite sex. Nature. Your email address will not be published. The following comments will not be posted: spam, pornography, impolite or offensive language, advertising, comments with links to other websites, and any other comments that are deemed inappropriate for this blog. The wingspan of an eagle is correlated to the wing function and the environments where an eagle … Females usually weigh between 6.8 and 9 kg (14 – 19 lb), 7.6 kg (16 lb) on average, males may weigh from 4.9 to 6 kg (10 – 13 lb) and are slightly brighter-colored than the opposite sex.The Steller’s sea eagle’s body length ranges from 85 to 105 cm (33.5 – 41.3 in), while its wingspan is between 1.95 – 2.5 m (77 – 98 in). sables or ermines and birds (especially corvids), though an attempt on the eagle offspring’s life may end fatally for the attacker because of parental protection. It migrates less often than the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), its range is small when compared to other birds of the Accipitridae family. The Steller's Sea Eagle has a massive beak (photo: The wikipedia files_Greg Hume). the second largest wingspan of any eagle, which ranges from 6.4 to 8.2 Steller’s Sea Eagles are Predators- All donations help feed and care for the animals that call the Sanctuary home and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. plumage covering the majority of its body and high contrasting white on parts It lives in the Kamchatka, in the Okhotsk Sea shoreline region, in the lower Amur river area and in Northern areas of the Sachalin Island and on Shantar Islands. Steller’s sea eagle’s wingspan is one of the largest of any living eagle. It matches its close relative – the white-tailed eagle – with wingspan and their length, yet the latter is smaller in terms of length and body mass. Their ‘conversations’ most likely resemble the communication system of other eagles, yet they can be distinguished by their volume and lower pitch. It is believed that the Steller’s sea eagle is more aggressive, stronger and more brisk during hunt than a white-tailed eagle. Steller’s sea eagles have the largest average weight of any living eagle and can have a wingspan greater than eight feet. They also happen to hunt for small mammals (hare, tundra vole, Arctic fox), as well as crabs, clams, squids; they eagerly feed on the large carrion e.g. Steller’s sea eagle, one of the world’s largest raptors, with a wingspan of nearly three meters. The tail is wedge-shaped and is longer than in case of the white-tailed eagle. Even though chicks face many predatory perils, as adult eagles they will not have any natural enemies. With 254 cm wide, the Steller’s Sea Eagle has the longest wingspan, followed by the White-tailed Eagle (244 cm) and the Wedge-tailed Eagle (232 cm).. The wingspan is from 1.95 to 2.5 m (6 ft 5 in to 8 ft 2 in) and the wing chord measurement is 56 to 68 cm (22 to 27 in). Adult Steller’s sea eagles measure up to 9 feet from wing tip to wing tip. An adult Steller's Sea Eagle (photo: The wikipedia files_Markus-Riesenseeadler). In terms of average body mass it excels the Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) and the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) by over 0.5 kg (1 lb). The particular nests are built around 900 m (2950 ft) from each other, yet there is a documented case of an eagle building nest every 100 m (330 ft). In summer, when feeding the young, it hunts for fish around 20-30 cm (8 – 12 in) long, it daily catches 2-3 such fish, while in autumn, when many salmons die after spawning, the rivers are flooded with dead fish and eagles eat them more often than live prey. Steller’s Sea Eagles may favor pink salmon and chum salmon, which are sometimes of its upper-wing coverts, under-wing coverts, thighs, and under-tail The Harpy Eagle comes in fourth place in the wingspan category. On Hokkaido the Steller’s sea eagles gather in the coastal areas and around lakes. To see close relatives of One hatch should consist of 1 to 3 eggs (2 on average), however in most cases adolescence is reached by only one nestling. This species’ vocalizations have not been fully investigated, we only know that it yells a barking-like sound: “ra-ra-ra-raura”, when showing aggression towards another eagle. Looking into its eyes, we can see the intelligence and strength, which many people would like to acquire… Get to know one of the largest birds of prey. classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of The Steller’s sea eagle’s body length ranges from 85 to 105 cm (33.5 – 41.3 in), while its wingspan is between 1.95 – 2.5 m (77 – 98 in).