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Breidafjördur Islands


Make Nikon D200
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 450 mm
Exposure 1/400, f/11.0, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Accipitriformes   Family  Accipitridae

Deutsch  Seeadler Dutch  Zeearend
Italian  Aquila di mare Spanish  Pigargo Europeo


The Bald Eagle (North America), the White-bellied Sea Eagle (Australia), the White-tailed Eagle (Greenland, Iceland, northern Russia and Siberia) and the African Fish Eagle are relatives, along with four other members of the Haliaeetus (in French, Pygargue) gender. They vary mainly in the extent of white color in their head and tail; they are generally found near water and feed on fish and/or warterfowl.


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White-tailed Eagle
Haliaeetus albicilla
Pygargue ā queue blanche