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Eurasian Sea Eagle

Scientific name:  Haliaeetus albicilla
Class:  Birds
Continent:  Europe
Habitat:  Ríos, marismas, pantanos y lagunas
Diet:  Piscívoro
Weight:  3 - 6 kg
Size:  70 - 90 cm
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Meet the Eurasian Sea Eagle!

The Eurasian Sea Eagle is also known as the: White-Tailed Eagle and the Gray Sea Eagle. It has broad wings, a large head and a thick "butcher" bill. A bird of the Old Continent, it has brown with a white tail, a yellow bill and yellow legs. It is also found in northern Asia (even reaching Iceland and Greenland). In this species, females are significantly larger than males.

What are its habits?

As an adult, the sea eagle is a solitary bird. But this is not so during their youth, when they are often seen sleeping in pairs. It builds large nests in treetops and on cliffs, where it lays an average of two eggs per clutch. The chicks, once hatched, stay in the nest for two or three more months. Its diet is mainly based on fish and waterfowl ; although in times of scarcity, it is capable of feeding on carrion and fish discards.

Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated


The Eurasian sea eagle moves little. Only individuals living in extreme northern regions, such as Siberia, migrate south for the winter.

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