Established in 1991, the Umgeni Estuary Conservancy is a body of individuals who through a shared passion for the uMngeni River work to generate an interest and active participation in others to conserve and restore the river and its riparian zones; and its indigenous fauna and flora from Connaught to the estuarine area at the Beachwood Mangroves.
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) | National Bird Week
National Bird Week, 7-11 May 2012
Bird of the
Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
year celebrates the most familiar and best-loved bird of prey in Africa, the
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer. The scientific name is derived
from the ancient Greek words halieos and aetos meaning ‘fisherman’
and ‘eagle’. Vocifer refers to its loud, vociferous call, considered by
many to be the sound of Africa. It is one of Africa’s most widespread eagles,
being found almost everywhere south of the Sahara, except in waterless areas.