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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

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. 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:

Near lakes, reservoirs, rivers, marshes, and coasts.

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2015
Submitted on May 3, 2015

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