Corpulent and large eagle (L 90 cm), with long and large wings. Adults are easily identified by their short, white and cuneiform tail. Always associated with wetlands and coasts: large rivers, lakes, ect. The diet is mostly fish. Its nesting sites are diverse but tall trees are preferred, otherwise nesting is on cliff ledges or exceptionally the ground. Partial migrant.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
Although the European population has started to recover from a critical level, at the EU the breeding population is not over 600 pairs. The population has been reduced over centuries through shooting, poisoning and nest-robbing. Loss and degradation of wetlands and water pollution also continue.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
about 400 pairs
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