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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Eagle nests are enormous and may be 10 feet in diameter weighing close to half a ton and are maintained each year, often by the same returning pair. Eagles lay 1-3 eggs once a year and incubation takes about 35 days. Both parents tend the eggs and eaglets, and the young can fly within 3 months of hatching.

Facts About Bald Eagle

Wing Span: 7'6"

Length: 32"

Immature Bald Eagle appears all dark brown or black when perched

Adult body, wings, and thighs dark chocolate brown, massive head and tail white, bill yellow, strongly hooked, legs, feet, and eyes yellow

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013
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