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White-tailed eagle

White-tailed eagle White-tailed eagle Rinusbaak |

The white-tailed eagle in fight is easily distinguished and unforgettable due to its sheer size. They are often known as ‘the flying barn door’. When hunting they show surprising speed and agility for their size. Re-introduced into Co. Kerry since 2007; first nesting attempt in Co. Clare during 2012.

Length: 70-90cm

Wingspan: 200-240cm

Weight: 4-6kg

Habitat: Usually found in extensive wetlands, loughs and coastal sea cliffs