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bald eagle

national bird of the U.S.; native only to North America. [Am. Culture: EB, I: 753]
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bald eagle

U.S. national bird whose white head looks bald. [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 753]

bald eagle

once on verge of extinction, this bird is now protected; still an endangered species. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
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The insecticide DDT, which began to be used in the late 1940s, accumulated in fish then eagles, causing eggs shells to thin and break during incubation and bald eagles to disappear from Great Lakes shorelines and large rivers.
The refuge has more than 250 species of birds that nest there, and the bald eagles have a secluded area that limits large numbers of observers.
The monogamous bald eagle preys mostly on fish and ranges from Alaska to Florida to the Channel Islands--sea to shining sea.
Bald eagles are primarily fish eaters, although they have been reported to eat ducks and other prey they can capture.
No one was doing anything similar, and so we had the idea to put together Jo and The Bald Eagles.
Because they're large birds, bald eagles need big nests.
Previous to this report, longevity records for bald eagles are 28 years of age in the wild and 36 years of age in captivity.
It was cool," said Sam, who had dressed up as a bald eagle for Halloween.
The pair of bald eagles which have set up home at the Welsh Hawking Centre near Barry
We will not have the bald eagles, but let us foster and support the Ospreys.
The bald eagle is the national bird and a symbol of America.