Madagascar Fish-eagle, Madagascar Fish-Eagle, Madagascar Fish Eagle

Madagascar Fish-eagle, Madagascar Fish-Eagle, Madagascar Fish Eagle

Madagascar Fish-eagle, Madagascar Fish-Eagle, Madagascar Fish Eagle by David Kitler
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
ACCIPITRIDAE
Order: 
ACCIPITRIFORMES
Genus: 
Haliaeetus
Species: 
vociferoides
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Des Murs, 1845
Common names (Fre): 
Pygargue de Madagascar, Pygargue malgache
Common names (Spa): 
Pigargo de Madagascar, Pigargo Malgache
Medium: 
Acrylic and graphite on Baltic birch panel
This was a Madagascar fish Eagle that I observed while travelling through Madagascar in 2008. It was a special moment to watch it fly, fish and dine on a fish while perched on a tree limb at the water's edge. Rather than leaving this piece as a simple portrait, my hope was to maintain the feeling of a moment shared with this endangered bird of prey by including a sketch.