Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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Physical Description

- Has white head
- Average wingspan is 72" to 90" inches
- Average body length 30" to 37" inches

- Yellow beak
- Sharp talons (claws)


This bird prefers the sea coast and other water bodies such as lakes.
This is because they love fish.
They are also found in places with little human interference.

Likes deciduous forests.
It selects hardwood trees for roosting and nesting.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum/Division: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Accipitridae

Genus: Haliaeetus

Species: H. leucocephalus



Additional Information

The bald eagle is the chosen symbol of America. When young, the bald eagle is all brown, this stage in life is called its immature stage. Becoming more muture causes the head to turn to the color white. The males are usually smaller than the females just like a lot of other species.