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The reintroduction of the White-tailed Eagle
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Image details:  
Image Description: The reintroduction of the White-tailed Eagle
Image notes: This male was the last to fly from the cage on the 20th October.
Species in Image: White Tailed Eagle
Date: 1968
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00665

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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