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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


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.


Plains grassland


These two eagles were warming up and starting their day in the early morning sunlight.

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EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you Perils!

Hema 8 years ago


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Thornton, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Nov 13, 2012
Submitted on Nov 13, 2012

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