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Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

, Volume 11, Issue 12, pp 6371–6375 | Cite as

The white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in the Netherlands: changing landscapes, changing attitudes

  • J. T. ZeilerEmail author
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  1. Avian Zooarchaeology: Prehistoric and Historical Insights

Abstract

In 2006, after centuries of absence, a pair of white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) bred successfully in the Netherlands. Since then, the species has slowly spread across the country. The white-tailed eagle’s return is a consequence of its spectacular increase in Northern Europe and Germany, and the westward expansion of the breeding area. At least one bird of the first breeding pair hatched in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany.

Keywords

White-tailed eagle Netherlands Archaeozoology Habitat loss Persecution Revaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ArchaeoBoneHarenNetherlands

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