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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

This is a juvenile bald eagle. It does not have the white head and tail, but brown. Adult plumage, very distinctive, appears only at the age of 4 or 5. The underside white spots between the wrist and the body distinguishes the young Bald Eagle from the Royal Eagle that has only two white spots behind the black cuffs.

Habitat:

It was spotted in a rural area, near the Saint-Lawrence River shore, south of Québec City.

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1 Comment

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Nice spotting!! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

BambiJudy
Spotted by
BambiJudy

Québec, Québec, Canada

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Sep 27, 2012

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