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Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

White-tailed Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) - HBW 2, p. 122

French: Pygargue à queue blanche German: Seeadler 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.