White-bellied sea eagles' nests sighted in Orissa



At least 10 nests of the highly endangered white-bellied sea eagles have been sighted in Orissa's Bhitarkanika National Park.

Each female white-bellied sea eagle lays two eggs at a time and fledglings take about a month to emerge from the eggs. The bird can spread its wings up to a distance of seven feet and local people call it 'Kurabala', or the king of birds.

The Bhitarkanika sanctuary is also known for its estuarine crocodiles and as a rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtles.

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