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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An 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 5 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 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 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 4 years ago 38 sec 4.8
Adult male catching a Silurus glanis Locality Draganic, Karlovac County, Croatia
maurizioravasini 1 March 2005 48 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
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White-Tailed Eagle in conflict with Red-Crowned Cranes.
Locality Hokkaido, Japan (Monotypic species)
Lee Mott 15 February 2012 51 weeks ago 4.9
An immature captured a Mallard.
Locality Kiskunság National Park, Hungary (Monotypic species)
Bence Mate 15 January 2013 1 year ago 4.9
immature wade in shallow water.
Locality Hungary (Monotypic species)
István Krizák 15 November 2011 1 year 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 46 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 1 year ago 4.8