Europe, Russia, Middle East, Greenland, and the coastlands of China
Frequents fresh and marine waters such as coasts, rocky islands, rivers, marshes and lakes
Fish, sea birds, ducks, and mammals
MALE 9.5 lbs. FEMALE 12 lbs.
30 - 37 in.
Up to 8 ft.
34 - 46 days
1 - 3 eggs
White-tailed sea eagles are the largest bird of prey in Britain and the fourth largest eagle in the world.
Their courtship flights are known for a spectacular display where the pair locks claws and spins in descending cartwheels until they are near the ground.
Sea eagles prefer to stay close to undisturbed cliffs and large mature trees for nesting.
They make loud, powerful calls. The alarm call "kli kli kli" is also used in defense of territory against other sea-eagles.
Pesticides containing now-illegal chemicals had a drastic effect on the eagles' survival, fertility, and reproduction success. With the ban of the hazardous substances, the sea eagle population has slowly recovered.
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