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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

The plumage of an adult bald eagle is evenly dark brown with a white head and tail. The tail is moderately long and slightly wedge-shaped. Males and females are identical in plumage coloration, but sexual dimorphism is evident in the species in that females are 25% larger than males. The beak, feet and irises are bright yellow. The legs are feather-free, and the toes are short and powerful with large talons.

Habitat:

River valley

Notes:

I was photographing a red-tailed hawk when 5 eagles (3 juvenile and two adults) flew down the river in between me and the hawk. They circled around the red-tail, calling as they flew. The two adults landed in a near by tree and carried on until the red-tail flew off. It was fascinating to watch!

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2 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Indeed Christy! And yes Salvador1 these are American Bald Eagles! :)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Love this! Makes me itch to get out more!! ;-)

EmilyMarino
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EmilyMarino

Longmont, Colorado, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014

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