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Steller's sea eagle - Framed Picture - 20" x 16"

£44.99

Steller's sea eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae that lives in coastal northeastern Asia and mainly preys on fish and water birds.

On average, it is the heaviest eagle in the world, at about 11 to 20 lb, but may be below the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) and Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) in some standard measurements.

It is named after the German naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller.

This species was first described as Aquila pelagica by Peter Simon Pallas, in either 1811 or 1826 depending on the source. Subsequently, many generic and specific names have been variously spelled, e.g., Haliaetus pelagicus, Haliaetos pelagica, Faico leucopterus, Faico imperator, Thalassaetus pelagicus, Thalassaetus macrurus, Haliaeetus macrurus, and most recently Thallasoaetus pelagicus.


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