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The White-tailed Eagle is one of the largest eagles on our planet. This fish eagle can reach peaks of over 50 km / h to grab fish on the surface of lakes.
White-tailed Eagle IUCN StatusEX Globally extinct RE Disappeared at the regional level CR Critically endangered EN Endangered (EN) VU Vulnerable NT Near Threatened LC Least concern
White-tailed Eagle Size
White-tailed Eagle Incubation
A sky predator
White-tailed Eagle, is the largest raptor across Europe with a wingspan of over
2 meters. Fish eagle, it lives near coasts, rivers or lakes. It locates its
preys thanks to its excellent eyesight, up to 4 times greater than that of
humans, then grabs the fish with its talons.
Particularly discreet out of the breeding season, the pair are loyal and take off for spectacular aerial displays 200 meters above the ground during the spring.
A return to France
white-tailed eagle has been officially declared extinct on French territory
since 1959. However, in 2016, its status changed from "extinct species of
metropolitan France" to "critically endangered", following in
particular the discovery of a single breeding pair in eastern France.
A timid return to metropolitan territory which suggests a hope of reconquest!
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