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Bald Eagle

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The Bald Eagle is one of the most highly recognized Birds of Prey. This bird is one of the symbols of the United States of America.
  Bald Eagle on stand
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Latin Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus Conservation Status: Lower Risk
Distribution: Canada, United States of America Average Weight: Males, 4.1 kg - Females, 5.8 kg
Wingspan (Adult): Males, 6' 6" - Females, 7'
The Bald Eagle was just recently removed from the United States of America's Endangered Species list, and its Status reduced to 'Lower Risk'. Half the total population of 100,000 can be found in Alaska. The Bald Eagle's name comes from the white feathers on their otherwise brown body. The white feathers do not develop in the Bald Eagle until the bird is 2 to 3 years old, before sexual maturity.

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