Another Bald Eagle Photoblog

Bald eagle - Left profile

Photo: Julia Ozab

Description from the Wildlife Safari website.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Geographical Range: Most of North America
Habitat: All American wetland areas
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The plumage of an adult Bald Eagle is evenly dark brown with a white head and tail. The tail is moderately long and slightly wedge-shaped. Males and females are identical in plumage coloration. The beak, feet and irides are bright yellow. The legs are feather-free, and the toes are short and powerful with large talons. The highly developed talon of the hind toe is used to pierce the vital areas of prey while it is held immobile by the front toes. The adult Bald Eagle is unmistakable in its native range.

Bald eagle - looking up

Photo: Julia Ozab

Bald eagle - right profile

Photo: Julia Ozab

Click here to see more bald eagles, and here to see more animals from the Wildlife Safari. To read more about the Wildlife Safari, check out my three-part travel blog.


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