White-tailed Eagle

About the White-tailed Eagle
Also known as: White-tailed Fish-Eagle, Grey Eagle, Sea Eagle

The White-tailed Eagle, also known as the Sea Eagle, is one of the largest birds of prey in Europe and a remarkable sight across its range, which extends to parts of Asia and the North Atlantic coasts. This majestic bird is recognized by its massive size, with a wingspan up to 2.5 meters (8 feet), and its striking adult plumage featuring a brown body contrasted by a pale head and a distinctive white tail.

White-tailed Eagles are usually found near large bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, coastal regions, and wetlands, where they hunt fish, their primary food source. They also consume water birds and small mammals, showcasing versatile hunting techniques that include both aerial strikes and scavenging.

Nesting mainly in large trees or on cliff edges, these eagles are known for their large nests, which they use for several years. They are monogamous birds, often pairing for life, and are fiercely protective of their territory and young.

Although they faced severe declines in the past due to hunting and habitat loss, conservation efforts, including legal protections and re-introduction programs, have helped their populations recover in many areas. The White-tailed Eagle remains a symbol of wildlife resurgence and is an important indicator of ecological health.

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