Two bald eagles
Two bald eagles
 
 
A bald eagle returns to the nest
A bald eagle returns to the nest
 
 
Two new bald eagle chicks
Two new bald eagle chicks
 
 
A bald eagle getting ready to catch a fish
A bald eagle getting ready to catch a fish
 
 
Close-up of a bald eagle's head
Close-up of a bald eagle's head
 
 
A bald eagle has very keen sight.
A bald eagle has very keen sight.
 
 
The bald eagle has a very wide wing span.
The bald eagle has a very wide wing span.
 
Bald Eagle
Topic(s):   Forest Animals, Lewis & Clark Animals, Raptors
Quick Facts
Type of Animal bird
Habitat forest, grassland, near open water
Diet fish, rabbits, raccoons, beavers, ducks, geese, crabs, carrion (dead animals)
Migration yes (those living farthest north)
Male tiercel
Female eagless
Baby eaglet
Group aerie, convocation
Predators of eggs/young hawks, other raptors
Predators of adults people
State bird national bird of the United States of America
Endangered no

The bald eagle is the national symbol of the United States. It is not really bald. The feathers on its head are white. Its body is dark brown/black. There is white on its tail. The bald eagle is almost three feet tall. Its wingspread can be over six feet.

A few bald eagles may be found all over the United States and Canada. Most are found in Alaska, British Columbia, and Florida.

The eagle builds its nest in high places. It uses things like twigs, leaves, grass and moss. Nests are reused every year by the same pair of eagles. The pair keeps making the nest bigger. A nest can grow five to seven feet across or more.

The mother eagle lays up to three eggs. They hatch in about 35 days. Often the strongest baby will kill the others. It is many weeks before the young eagle is ready to learn to fly. Many eagles donít live through this lesson.

People make it hard for the eagle to survive. Pesticides and hunting almost made the bald eagle extinct. Building water front property takes away the places the eagle needs to live.

Resource information

The Bald Eagle - USA's National Emblem. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle9.html

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