Eagle - Bald Eagle

Eagle  -  Bald Eagle
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Bird
Family
  Eagle
Species
  Bald Eagle
Status
  Vulnerable
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Mon Nov 23 14:18:31 2015
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  -
Image From
  Phillips Park Zoo
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Eagle - Bald Eagle Facts & Trivia for kids

  • The bald eagle has been the United States national bird since 1782.
  • The bald eagle is not really bald.
  • The wingspan of a bald eagle can be over 8 feet long.
  • A bald eagle has about 7,000 feathers.
  • The bald eagle is the only eagle solely native to North America
  • In winter bald eagles are commonly seen close to rivers, lakes and coastal waters; places where they have access to fish.
  • Bald eagles start to breed at about age 5.
  • Bald eagles pair for life.
  • Bald Eagles in captivity in the United States are permanently injured birds which cannot be released to the wild.
  • Bald Eagles use the same nest year after year and keep making it larger each year.
  • Bald Eagles can swim.
  • The Bald Eagle builds the largest nest of all birds that nest in trees.
  • Bald Eagle couples will often fly together and will sometime perform spectacular somersaults as a pair.
  • Bald Eagles will occasionally steal meals from other birds that caught prey.
  • The Bald Eagle is one of the largest birds in the United States.
  • The Bald Eagle is named because of it's piebald (black and white) coloring.

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