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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

A large North American raptor with an average wingspan of 7'. Their bodies are generally dark brown or black, but the distinctive white head does not appear until adulthood (about 4 or 5 years of age). Both the feet and beaks of bald eagles are yellow/orange, but again, they may be black until adulthood. Their primary diet is fish.

Habitat:

Near large bodies of open water with large tree snags to nest in.

Notes:

I just couldn't resist posting this picture of a bald eagle atop Monolithe Rock in Resurrection Bay (part of the Kenai Fjords National Park).

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 59.86, Long: -149.57

Spotted on May 18, 2017
Submitted on May 20, 2017

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