Steller's sea eagle in flight

Steller's sea eagle

Steller’s sea eagles are native to eastern Russia, inhabiting coastal cliffs and estuaries where they can easily access good fishing territories. They feed primarily on salmon, which they catch by swooping from perches located by the water's edge. Pairs are monogamous and hatch an average of two chicks each season, although crows and martens commonly take both eggs and young birds from the nest. During winter a small number of birds remain in Russia to tough it out, but the majority fly south to Japan.

Scientific name: Haliaeetus pelagicus

Rank: Species

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Steller's sea eagle taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Steller's sea eagle can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, China, Russia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Steller's sea eagle distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Decreasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1