sea eagle

noun

Definition of sea eagle

: any of various fish-eating eagles (especially genus Haliaeetus)

Examples of sea eagle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its shores provide homes to many migratory and sea birds, from the largest owl in the world - the endangered Blakiston's fish owl - to the heavy Steller's sea eagle. Author: Simon Denyer, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific," 13 Nov. 2019 During the summer months, see the migration of some 200,000 birds, such as egrets, white-bellied sea eagles, buff banded rails, and white capped noddy’s. Anne Farrar, National Geographic, "You can now hail an Uber to the Great Barrier Reef," 19 June 2019 The Steller’s sea eagles live close to water in the wild and build their nests in tall trees or rocky cliffs up to 100 feet in the air, Colahan said. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Steller sea-eagle father banished to another zoo ahead of chick’s birth," 3 June 2019 Snowcapped green mountains, black sand beaches, and steaming volcanoes make up the scenery, along with strikingly diverse wildlife, from sea lions to brown bears to majestic Steller’s sea eagles. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Rent kayaks and summer cottages at Getnö Gård, spot ospreys and sea eagles, or pedal 86 miles of waterfront along gravel roads and rail trails. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "The Newest National Parks Around the World," 3 May 2018 Participants had the thrill of seeing a Steller’s sea eagle, a huge yellow-beaked creature that dwarfs a bald eagle. Neal Templin, WSJ, "What’s a Tough Call in Bird Watching? Identifying a Gull," 1 Apr. 2018 But the birds reign here, including a Steller's sea eagle, one of the largest eagle species, with a wing-span of up to 8 feet; and a Eurasian eagle owl, which can weigh up to 9 pounds, the world's heaviest owl. Susan Glaser, cleveland.com, "Bird-watching in Pittsburgh: National Aviary highlights unusual, intelligent feathered friends (photos)," 20 Dec. 2017

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20eagle. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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