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Found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, African fish eagles range from Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, and Eritrea in the north, to the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the Indian Ocean in the east and to South Africa in the south. Non-breeding (wintering) areas are located in southwestern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa), parts of central Africa (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and parts of western Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, and Ghana). Generally, African fish eagles can be found between the latitudes of 17°N and 35°S. Adults are usually sedentary, but may move about locally in response to changing environmental conditions such as drought, flooding events, or changes in food supply.
Biogeographic Regions: ethiopian (Native )