Distinguishing Features - Predominantly dark-brown with pure white head, neck, tail and tail coverts. Bill and feet, yellow. Female significantly larger than the male.
Primarily near waterways such as wilderness lakes and larger rivers.
Mostly at the tops of large trees. Nest is made of larger twigs, reeds and weeds, lined with available soft materials. Eggs, 1 - 3; small, white. Incubation period 34 - 36 days.
The Bald Eagle is unmistakeable because of its large size and characteristic markings. However, its silhouette can be mistaken for a Golden Eagle as it soars high in the thermals. It is a raptor (bird of prey) and feeds on small mammals (mostly rodents) and fish.
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