White-tailed Eagle

Other Names: Sea Eagle, Erne

Distribution: Siberia and Scandinavia in summer; parts of central Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in eastern Europe.

White-tailed Eagle distribution range map

Description:

Size: 76-92 cm in length with a 190-240 cm wingspan.

Plumage: This species has broad "barn door" wings distinctive of the species, a large head and a large thick beak. The adult is mainly grayish-brown except for the slightly paler head and neck, blackish flight feathers, and white tail. Some may have white-bordered mantle feathers. In juveniles, the tail and bill are darker, with the tail becoming white with a dark terminal band in sub-adults. All bare parts are yellow in color, including both the bill and the legs.

Species image
White-tailed Eagle

White-tailed Eagle

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alaska
aleutians
atlanticcoast
greenland
hawaii
massachusetts
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Oceans
Color
brown
Body Shape
hawk
Size
large
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
kites, eagles and hawks - accipitridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species