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bald eagle

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

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 American Bald Eagle was brought to him by a falconer and Doug already had a commission for such a bird from a private museum.
In 1973, the American bald eagle became one of the first species listed as endangered under the new Endangered Species Act.
The Investment Arms limited-edition guns included the American Elk Hunter, the American Bald Eagle, the Harry Carey Jr., the Michael Martin Murphy, the Soldier of Fortune (handgun) and The Fighting Seventh.
On their heads perch uncanny caplets banded with iridescent Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa) wings and crowned with feather sprays--heartbreakingly beautiful--from the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), the American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), the Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) and the Least Tern (Sterna antillarum).
The new American Bald Eagle Foundation building, at Second Street and Haines Highway near the visitor center in Haines, is also worth a visit.
On the front of the seal, there is a picture of an American bald eagle holding 13 arrows (symbolizing war), 13 olive leaves (symbolizing peace), 13 stripes on its shield (which stand for unity), and 13 stars above its head (the number of the original colonies).
Last June, an American bald eagle, found months earlier with a broken wing and nursed back to health, was set free in Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay.
The American bald eagle ranges north to the Arctic, while the caracara, or Mexican eagle, ranges south to the tip of South America.
Exotic feathered species can be found, such as the Bird of Paradise, Cock-of-the-Rock and the American Bald Eagle, ostrich and kiwi.
That an American bald eagle driven by its parents from its nesting territory rode west winds over the Atlantic, to wind up in Castleisland thin, tired, revived by wildlife rangers on venison and pigeons -- or that an Irish fisherman lost off British trawler Pickering lingered for his same hour so he could jam steering and radar, make lights dance in cabins cold as betrayal, as abandonment to the Church of England, again conquerors, the captain averring after the exorcism: "It is a warm and friendly boat and we are having very successful catches" --
He even questioned how Reynold's wife, Blake Lively, is in bed and accused him of eating the endangered American bald Eagle.

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