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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VideosSee all 49 videos
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 4 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 1 year 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 4 years ago 38 sec 4.8
Adult male catching a Silurus glanis Locality Draganic, Karlovac County, Croatia
maurizioravasini 1 March 2005 26 weeks ago 47 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 4 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 4 years ago 1 min 47 sec 4.7
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White-Tailed Eagle in conflict with Red-Crowned Cranes.
Locality Hokkaido, Japan (Monotypic species)
Lee Mott 15 February 2012 29 weeks ago 4.9
An immature captured a Mallard.
Locality Kiskunság National Park, Bács-Kiskun County, Hungary (Monotypic species)
Bence Mate 15 January 2013 43 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Greater Poland Province, Poland
Paul Cools 16 September 2011 2 years ago 4.8
Adult swooping down to feed.
Locality Estonia (Monotypic species)
Luke Massey 15 March 2013 24 weeks ago 4.8
immature wade in shallow water.
Locality Hungary (Monotypic species)
István Krizák 15 November 2011 36 weeks ago 4.8
A young White-tailed Sea-eagle lands on a Hooded Crow which came too close to its food - and gives it the fright of its life.
Locality Kutno, Lodz Province, Poland (Monotypic species)
Oscar Diez 15 February 2013 41 weeks ago 4.8