Words & Images by Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Species: White-bellied Sea-eagle- Juvenile (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Location : Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 30 Jan 2007
Equipment : Nikon D50 SLR with AF Zoom 70-300mm
We were watching a serpent eagle circling high up when suddenly an aerial battle between a crow and a juvenile White-bellied Sea-eagle intervened. The crow was the primary aggressor. It flew in and nipped the right wing of the eagle (see the damage to right wing).
It then continued to chase the eagle with further attempts at damage.
The battle continued for close to 10 minutes with many positions take
by the eagle as can be seen in the various shots. The crow won the
battle, possibly because it was protecting a nest or the eagle was too
young to adequately retaliate. Wish we had a video!