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The Sea Eagle

2017-10-1610:47 Laila Lovise Johansen

Facts about the Sea Eagle

Wingspan

  • Male: 207 - 234 cm
  • Female: 224 - 265 cm

Weight

  • Male: 3020 - 5430 gram
  • Female: 4270 - 8000 gram 

Sea eagle clutches

  • 1 - 3 white eggs
  • Approx. 140g each
  • Approx. 76 x 59 mm 

Incubation period

  • 34 - 46 days. Eggs are laid in March - April. In Bodø nesting has been recorded as early as late February.
  • The eggs hatch in April-May at intervals of several days. 
  • Time spent by the young in the nest is between 70 to 85 days from April to July. 
  • Nesting success rate in Norway is on average 0.6 fledged young per pair 
  • Age when nesting for first time is 4 - 6 years 

Highest known age is 29 years 

Call: A forceful cry, often clee-clee. Normal warning cry from parents to young in the nest.

Source: The locally Sea eagle club

Vebjørn Karlsen
Sea Eagle
Vebjørn Karlsen
Sea Eagle

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