Northern Sea Eagle
John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 6, The Northern Sea Eagle
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Paper dimensions: 10.5 x 7"
Framed dimensions: 12.75 x 21"
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The Northern Sea Eagle is on average the heaviest eagle in the world, beating out the Harpy eagle and Philippine eagle. It has a wingspan of over 6.6 feet and can weigh up to 20 pounds. This formidable bird of prey is from the Accipitridae family, and mostly feeds on fish and water birds. It can be identified by the strong contrasting white on the upper-wing converts, underwing coverts, and tail, which pops out against the mostly dark brown and black body. This bird is typically found in coastal northeastern Asia, specifically Korea, Japan and Russia's far east.