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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

Size & Shape The Bald Eagle dwarfs most other raptors, including the Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk. It has a heavy body, large head, and long, hooked bill. In flight, a Bald Eagle holds its broad wings flat like a board. Color Pattern Adult Bald Eagles have white heads and tails with 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:

Inside Passage of southeast Alaska

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3 Comments

Elkman
Elkman 9 years ago

Another beautiful bald eagle shot. Great series.

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Thank you Maria

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

really beautiful series!

DonnaPomeroy
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DonnaPomeroy

Sitka, Alaska, USA

Spotted on Aug 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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