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A White-tailed Eagle awaits release
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Image details:  
Image Description: A White-tailed Eagle awaits release
Image notes: A young eagle in it's cage at Erne's Brae
Species in Image: White Tailed Eagle
Date: 1968
Area: Fair Isle
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00663

General details:  
Common Name White Tailed Eagle
Latin Name Haliaeetus albicilla
Shetland Name Erne
Latin Group Name Falconiformes
Latin Family Name Accipitridae
Common Family Name Kites, Eagles, Harriers, Buzzards and Hawks
Description The last pair of ernes to nest in Shetland had their eyrie at the Neaps of Graveland (Yell) in 1910. In 1968 an attempt was made to re-establish them using young birds from Norway. This was not successful.
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