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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

General Description: Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) are enormous birds of prey with long wings (8-foot wingspan) and a large, hooked bill. Eagles fly with the wings held very flat, which can help to identify them at long range. Adults have a dark body, a white head, and a white tail. Young birds are dark overall, but with some dirty white under the wings and at the base of the tail. Compare with juvenile Golden Eagles, which have a distinct patch of white at the base of the primaries and a large, white band at the base of the tail.

Taxonomy: Accipitriformes, Accipitridae.

Favored Habitat: Around Las Vegas, the Colorado River and large lakes.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Juvenile Bald Eagle in flight

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for Bald Eagles during winter at Lake Mead, especially in the Overton Arm, the Overton Wildlife Management Area, and the Pahranagat Valley.

Comments: Bald Eagles mostly feed on fish, which the catch by swooping down to the water surface and catching a fish in the talons without plunging into the water. They also eat dead fish that float up on beaches.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) If you were a tasty fish, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Adult (left) and juvenile (right) Bald Eagles
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Adult Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle on the coast of Washington
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle on the coast of Washington
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle on the coast of Washington
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle on the coast of Washington
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Adult Bald Eagle; Sacramento NWR, California
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Adult Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle adult and eagle nest
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle nest
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle adult standing guard over nest
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle nestlings
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle nestlings
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle nestling
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle nestling
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle; Dunedin, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle tries to take striped mullet from Osprey
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle tries to take striped mullet from Osprey
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle tries to take striped mullet from Osprey
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Osprey's mate joins the battle and drives off Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle in rehab facility; Homosassa Springs, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle in rehab facility; Homosassa Springs, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagles in rehab facility; Homosassa Springs, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle in rehab facility; Homosassa Springs, Florida
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Juvenile Bald Eagle; Lake Mead, Black Canyon
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Juvenile Bald Eagle; Lake Mead, Black Canyon
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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagle in Alaska
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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