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Bald Eagle

Pygargue à tête blanche (Aigle à tête blanche)

Haliaeetus leucephalus

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    The Bald Eagle is a large bird of prey with a wingspan often exceeding 2 metres. Adult birds (after 4 or 5 years) have a white feathered head, neck and tail, yellow beaks yellow feet and sharp talons. Immature birds are uniformly dark brown colored until their second year, when they begin developing white feathers.
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    During the breeding season, eagles may defend a nesting territory of up to 2 kms squared. Eagles are able to catch live fish, but they will also eat dead fish found in the water or along shores. They may also eat small mammals and waterfowl.