White-tailed eagle

The White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla[2]) — cried the Sea eagle, Erne (sometimes Ern), an White-tailed Sea-eagle an aw — is a lairge bird o prey in the faimily Accipitridae which includes ither raptors such as hawks, kites, an harriers.

White-tailed eagle
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At Raftsund, Lofoten/Norawa
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Faimily: Accipitridae
Genus: Haliaeetus
Species: H. albicilla
Binomial name
Haliaeetus albicilla
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Range o H. albicilla      Nestin range     Winterin range     Year-roond range

Falco albicilla Linnaeus, 1758
Falco melanaetos Linnaeus, 1766
Falco ossifragus Linnaeus, 1766
Haliaeetus albicilla albicilla
Haliaeetus albicilla groenlandicus

Haliaeetus albicilla
Haliaeetus albicilla groenlandicus


  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Haliaeetus albicilla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22695137A93491570. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22695137A93491570.en. Retrieved 2 Juin 2018.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)[deid airtin]
  2. Etymology: Haliaeetus, New Laitin for "sea-eagle". albicilla, "white-tailed", frae Laitin albi- "white" + cilla, "tail".