Common name: Bald Eagle
Scientific name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagles are found throughout North America in Canada and the United States. They live near water and will frequent coastal areas and lakes where fish are abundant.
A major part of the Bald Eagle's diet consists of fish like herring, salmon, catfish and shad, however they will also eat reptiles, insects, invertebrates and even small mammals like mice and rabbits.
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Bald Eagles have dark brown feather on the majority of their bodies with the exception of the white feathers on their tails and their heads, giving them the "bald" appearance. They have long sharp claws that allow them to catch prey and hooked beaks that allow them to strike an kill prey with ease.
Did you know the largest Bald Eagle nest ever recorded was 9.5 feet wide and 20 feet tall. It weighed more than 2 tons!