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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

A large North American raptor with an average wingspan of 7'. Their bodies are generally dark brown or black, but the distinctive white head does not appear until adulthood (about 4 or 5 years of age). Both the feet and beaks of bald eagles are yellow/orange, but again, they may be black until adulthood. Their primary diet is fish. They are listed as an endangered species, but are making a strong comeback and are now in the "least concern" category with increasing populations.

Habitat:

Near large bodies of open water with large tree snags to nest in.


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1 Comment

Hema
Hema a year ago

these are so majestic!Especially when you see them sitting in the water and they are at eye level,nearly.

Homer, Alaska, USA

Lat: 59.64, Long: -151.54

Spotted on May 22, 2017
Submitted on May 25, 2017

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