White-tailed Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) - HBW 2, p. 122
French: Pygargue à queue blanche
Spanish: Pigargo Europeo
Other common names: White-tailed Eagle
Taxonomy: Falco Albicilla Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Forms superspecies with H. leucocephalus. Birds from Greenland sometimes separated in race groenlandicus, on grounds of larger average size. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Greenland; W Iceland; N & C Eurasia S to Greece and Turkey, S Caspian Sea, L Balkash and Manchuria; formerly to lower R Yangtze; has bred on Attu I (W Aleutian Is). Winters S to N Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Pakistan, N India and SE China.
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A pair of adults, a male defecating and a close-up of the head. Locality Ultima Frontiera Complex, Periprava, Letea, Rosetti, Danube Delta, Tulcea County, Romania (Monotypic species)
Pierandrea Brichetti 14 June 2015 48 weeks ago 31 sec 5
Male feeding on deer carcass, close-up of its talon and beak Locality Molde, More og Romsdal County, Norway (Monotypic species)
Per Johan 3 February 2009 5 years ago 1 min 47 sec 5
An 11 weeks old juvenile bird stretching it's wings, preparing to leave the nest. Locality Het Roggebotzand, Dronten, Flevoland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 12 July 2013 2 years ago 2 min 58 sec 4.8
White-tailed Eagle and Golden Eagle fighting. Locality Molde, More og Romsdal County, Norway
Tor Arve Kristoffersen 29 January 2010 5 years ago 38 sec 4.8
A bird eating a fish discard on an ice pack. Locality Rausu, Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 February 2010 5 years ago 23 sec 4.8
Common Ravens harassing an immature Sea-Eagle trying to get some food. Locality Flatanger, Nord-Trondelag County, Norway (Monotypic species)
Per Johan 11 February 2007 5 years ago 1 min 47 sec 4.7
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Autumn migrcija. Bird looking for food. Site inspection.
Locality Klaipėda County, Lithuania
Eugenijus Kavaliauskas 14 October 2007 9 weeks ago 5
White-Tailed Eagle in conflict with Red-Crowned Cranes.
Locality Hokkaido, Japan (Monotypic species)
Lee Mott 15 February 2012 1 year ago 5
Fishing in Ramdal Fiord.
Locality Norway (Monotypic species)
Hermann Brehm 15 June 2012 1 year ago 5
Bear of "Kummerower See"
Locality Germany (Monotypic species)
Joerg Asmus 4 October 2015 37 weeks ago 4.9
Battle against the rain: bird with fish captured.
Locality Flatanger, Nord-Trondelag County, Norway (Monotypic species)
Bernard Van Elegem 15 May 2012 2 years ago 4.9
Adult swooping down to feed.
Locality Estonia (Monotypic species)
Luke Massey 15 March 2013 1 year ago 4.9