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The Fish Eagle - Voice of Africa

Goudini Wines - South Africa

The African Fish Eagle is one of only three large eagle species in the Western Cape and with its wild, evocative cry, is widely regarded as the "Voice of Africa". 

Mainly eating live fish and other water creatures, it would be one of the first species to be affected by any possible adverse effects of farming on the fine balance of nature.

To ensure the survival of these majestic eagles, Goudini Wines (under leadership of the late, Mr. Nico Dippenaar, vintner and previous Marketing Manager), in conjunction with the University of Cape Town, initiated a research project which focused on the Fish Eagle and thereby monitoring the health of the whole Breede River ecosystem.

With this project we aim to preserve the beauty that was given to us, undisturbed, and to create greater awareness and understanding of our wildlife heritage.

The Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

Is among our most prized resident species. This magnificent bird, with its unforgettable ringing cry, frequents the rivers and dams of the Goudini region. It is our mission to preserve these majestic eagles from extinction, so that they do not survive only on our label.

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African Fish Eagle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)[2] or – to distinguish it from the true fish eagles (Ichthyophaga), the African Sea Eagle – is a large species of eagle that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply. It is the national bird of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

This species may resemble the Bald Eagle in appearance; though related, each species occurs on different continents, with the Bald Eagle being resident in North America.

How Green is your Valley?
Monitoring Fish Eagles along the Breede River
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