Name: White-tailed Eagle
Scientific name: Haliaeetus albicilla
Nature Stars: 100
About: Our largest bird of prey, the White-tailed Eagle, sometimes known as the Sea Eagle, became extinct in the UK in 1916 when the last female was shot on the Isle of Skye. It was reintroduced during the 1970s, and around 40 pairs now nest in Scotland. Good pl
How to identify: A massive bird of prey, with broader wings than Golden Eagle. Adults have a white tail and a pale head, and are more likely to be found near the coast than Golden Eagle.
Where: A very rare bird, found on the west coast of Scotland.
Fantastic fact: A White-tailed Eagle's territory may be up to 70 square kilometres!
Photograph credit: Ian Rose