AQUILA DI MARE CODA BIANCA
Europa – Asia
pesci – carogne
Coste marine selvagge , zone paludose e acque interne.
Uova: 1-4 – Incubazione: 90 giorni
It is a big bird of prey, popular in North America and in Asia. It nests in Greenland and North Eurasia. Some of the northern and north-western populations migrate to the South, up to the Middle East area and central China. It usually frequents rocky shores, marshy areas, estuaries and inner lakes. It is dark coloured, except for its white tail and its yellow beak.
It can reach an about 70-90 cm of length and possesses a big wing gap – 2,5 meters in the females-. Males are smaller than females. This bird is easily recognizable for its continued mournful sound. It looks for carrions along the shores and flies low over the water surface to capture fish.
Its nest is composed of a big and middle hollowed structure made of small branches, and it is placed on a cliff, or on a rocky ledge, or on a tree. 1 or 2 eggs are generally laid.
It is a rare decreasing species, and claims protection. The Mediterranean population is almost dead out because of the degradation of natural environment, hunt and the capture of hatchlings.