Native to the cliffs of the Russian Coast, Stellar Sea Eagles eat fish and are known to steal them from other birds. They are the largest of the eagles, about a third larger than our bald eagles.
The largest eagle in the world.
Immense adult size with black plumage, white shoulders and wedge-shaped tail. Orange/yellow, very deep and arched bill that is its distinguishing feature. Immature eagles are not as brightly colored. An adult can have up to 8 foot wing span and weigh 20 pounds.
Threats: habitat loss
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This is one of the world's rarest raptors. They are found in only two regions: mainly on the rocky coasts of northeastern Siberia in Russia, and the Kuril Islands and Japan during migration season.
Spends most of its day perched until prey is spotted. Handles seasonal changes with behavior alteration.
Builds large nests of sticks in tall trees which it uses for up to 10 years. Mating is done in March by "calling" each other over the breeding area. Mating often takes place on the nest. After the female lays the eggs, both sexes feed the chicks.