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Feb 7, 2017

One of the world's largest eagles

Photo by Yuri Smityuk / Tass
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE
Haliaeetus albicilla
Two White-tailed Eagles, pictured above, are seen having a dispute about a fish at Zolotoy Rog Bay, in Vladivostok, Russia.   One of the world's largest eagles, the White-tailed Eagle ranges throughout Europe and Russia.   It has the widest average wingspan of any eagle in the world, which can spread up to 8 ft.   With a huge range that stretches from Iceland to Russia's Pacific shores, it is no surprise that this raptor goes by several names, including Eagle of the Rain, Sea Grey Eagle, Erne, Gray Eagle and White-tailed Sea Eagle.
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BarrytheBirder     

1 comment:

Ian Keith Anderson said...

I have a vintage British print of a White-tailed Eagle in my living room. This bird was virtually gone from the UK (egg collectors, etc.) in my youth there, but is making a slow recovery along Britain's wildest coasts. This eagle occupies roughly the same niche as the bald eagle in North America.

The palearctic Golden Eagle,which I only saw in Britain on the Western Isles of Scotland, is also repopulating the wilder parts of the mainland.