Fish Eagle, Sea Eagle, Ring-tailed Eagle
Russian: Орлан - долгохвост
Mongolian: Усны нөмрөгбүргэд
Japanese: キガシラウミワシ (Kigashira-umiwashi)
Status: Very rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and
criteria, the species evaluated as-Endangered.
Distribution and Range: Asia, to the west Prierusslan steppe, to the south Lake Baikal
southern areas, northern China, Tibet, North India, Myanmar. In Mongolia: Achit
Lake of Mongol Altai, Khar Us, Khar, Dorgon, Kyargas, Uvs Lakes of the Great
Lakes Depression Zavkhan River basin, Orkhon, Tamir, Ider Rivers in Khangai
region, Kharaa and Tuul River basins in Khentii mountain region, and Darkhad
Depression in Khuvsgul region. In migration it occurs in the Orkhon and Tuul
Rivers valley, many lakes gorge at Boontsagaan Lake.
Habitat: Steppe, desert steppes along large lakes with plenty of fish.
Builds nest on trees, island ground of the Khar Us Lake and Tsagaan River.
Population and Threats: Much like other waterfowl are affected by environmental
degradation, affecting its ability to breed and nest in one particular area.
Conservation Measures: Included as very rare animal in the Mongolian Law on Fauna, CITES,
Annex II, CMS, Annex II. Some distribution areas listed as Ramsar sites in
accordance with the Ramsar Convention. The habitat is partially included within
Further Actions: Study distribution, population abundance; employ rotational
grazing on lakeshores pastures; reduce and restrict habitat degradation,
improve conservation measures, and raise awareness.