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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  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

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

Musicwolf
Spotted by
Musicwolf

Homer, Alaska, USA

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

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