While the species is not considered to be endangered, it’s a sign of a brilliant comeback from a bird that had been heavily depopulated across most of Western Europe.

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Recently, populations have appeared in eastern France and the Netherlands, and reintroductions have been carried out in Great Britain and Ireland. As one of Europe's chief eagles, the return of the once widely distributed bird is long overdue.