Numbers of golden eagles in Scotland are close to "historic" levels, with more than 500 pairs, a survey of the birds has found.
RSPB Scotland said there had been a 15% rise since 2003, when the last survey took place, from 442 to 508 pairs.
The research was carried out by experts from the wildlife charity and the Scottish Raptor Study Group.
Scotland is now thought to be home to the UK's entire population of golden eagles.
England's only resident golden eagle, which occupied a site near Haweswater in the Lake District, has not been seen for more than a year and is feared dead.
The RSPB said the six-month survey - which the charity co-funded with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) - showed the raptor could now be defined as having a "favourable conservation status".