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White tailed Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

Description:

White tailed Eagles are huge birds of prey with wingspans of up to 8ft giving it one of the largest wingspans amongst all eagles. Their diet is opportunistic and seasonal favouring fish and small ungulates. This one spent most of its time in the trees above watching the gulls on the ground below but it made one quick stop on the ground then it was back off into the camoflauge of the pine tree branches.

Habitat:

Seen at the Martinselkonen wild centre in the middle of the Taiga forest near the Russisn border.

Notes:

Photo taken after 12 midnight in the 24 hour daylight of the Arctic summer.

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2 Comments

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

They are spectacular to see...they have wings like barn doors haha! it certainly cleared all the gulls when it appeared!

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 8 years ago

Unbelievable animal. Absolutely stunning beasts!

Debbie Stewart
Spotted by
Debbie Stewart

Suomussalmi, Itä-Suomi, Finland

Spotted on Jul 19, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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