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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

The adult bald eagle is large bird of prey with a white head and tail and dark brown body. Feet and strongly-hooked beak are yellow. Immature bald eagles are brown with irregular white splotching under the wings and on the breast. Feet and beak of immature are brown. The adult plumage starts to appear in the fourth year. Females are larger than males. An immature eagle is shown in the second photo; adult in the first photograph.

Habitat:

Usually found along water features, especially larger rivers, lakes, and wetlands.


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Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 44.57, Long: -92.50

Spotted on Feb 10, 2014
Submitted on Feb 11, 2014

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