Monday, 29 October 2012

Sea Eagle of Lithuania Red Book.


On October 08, 2011, Lithuania Post Office issued one stamp features a rare bird species  which listed in the Lithuanian Red Book, White-tailed Eagle also called Sea Eagle or Haliaeetus albicilla.

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)  is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. Lithuania's first sea eagle's nest was found in  Čepkeliai Reserve.

The territory of the White-tailed Eagle ranges between 30 and 70 km², normally in sheltered coastal locations. Sometimes they are found inland by lakes and along rivers. Nests in trees growing close to the open areas: wetlands , harvesting, forest parks. They feed on fish, water birds, mammals.

This large eagle breeds in northern Europe and northern Asia. The largest population in Europe is found along the coast of Norway. The World population in 2008 stands at only 9,000–11,000 pairs. White-tailed Eagles are sexually mature at four or five years of age. They pair for life, though if one dies replacement can occur quickly

Currently, Sea eagles or White-tailed Eagle recorded in the International Red Book and the Red Book of Lithuania. The biggest impact on the species' population decline has active economic activity in the forests. They also become poachers trophies, killed recklessly land on a utility pole, chemical pollutants and their prey has entered into an eagle's body.

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