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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

-- The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. Its range includes Canada, Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. -- Adult Bald Eagles have white heads and tails, dark brown bodies and wings. Their legs and bills are bright yellow. Immature birds have mostly dark heads and tails; their brown wings and bodies are mottled with white in varying amounts. Young birds attain adult plumage in about five years.

Habitat:

--Specific Habitat: I spotted this bald eagle perched in pine trees across from a marina on a bay of the Gulf Coast. General Habitat: -- The bald eagle typically nests and is found in forested areas with old-growth trees near large bodies of open water. -- Look for Bald Eagles near lakes, reservoirs, rivers, marshes, and coasts. -- Bald Eagles typically stay away from heavily developed areas. For perching, Bald Eagles prefer tall, mature coniferous or deciduous trees that afford a wide view of the surroundings. In winter, Bald Eagles can also be seen in dry, open uplands if there is access to open water for fishing.

Notes:

-- This eagle was spotted by myself and my family at Pensacola NAS in Pensacola, Florida. -- The Bald Eagle has been the symbol of the United States of America since 1782.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, DsPinkston,
I hope you like the site as much we do; there are many features you can explore:
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Enjoy yourself here, see you around!

Florida, USA

Lat: 30.35, Long: -87.30

Spotted on Oct 27, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2014

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