VIDEO: Golden eagle in perching tree

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 05.01.2018 - 10:46
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Video recorded by  Ahto Täpsi
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 Estonian text posted 21.12.2017

The age of this golden eagle should be more than 3 years, light tail feathers with a dark tip are visible, a lighter head plumage is shaping up

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Golden eagle     Kaljukotkas or maakotkas    Aquila chrysaetos

 

The large, impressive and ancient birds mostly use a pine as nesting tree. Breeding adults can be counted as non-migratory birds. Some of the young birds have gone roving and some have arrived here from the north. Altogether there are less than a couple of hundred individuals in winter here. Foraging is often done at a distance from the breeding territory, in remote marsh, bog or forest areas.

If we are lucky we may see golden eagles in the webcam in early spring; there  will be reason then to discuss them more in detail. Let us keep our fingers crossed! “.

If we are lucky we may see golden eagles in the webcam in early spring; there  will be reason then to discuss them more in detail. Let us keep our fingers crossed! “.

A little smaller than a white-tailed eagle, but it does not give  in to the larger ones – it  must stay as the winner (on the winter feeding ground for eagles some years ago we could see a visit by a golden eagle in the web camera. Video recorded by Mutikluti, LK forum).

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