bald eagle(redirected from American bald eagles)
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national bird of the U.S.; native only to North America. [Am. Culture: EB, I: 753]
U.S. national bird whose white head looks bald. [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 753]
once on verge of extinction, this bird is now protected; still an endangered species. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
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