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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. They are listed as an endangered species, but are making a strong comeback and are now in the "least concern" category with increasing populations)

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Alaska has more bald eagles than anywhere else in the world, and I'm enjoying seeing them literally every day almost everywhere I look.

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1 Comment

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

I saw one sitting on an iceberg near Mendenhall glacier.It was far off and I could photograph it thru the lens of a telescope in the visitors center.This was ten years ago.

Musicwolf
Spotted by
Musicwolf

Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2017
Submitted on May 22, 2017

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