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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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Movements of radio-tagged Bald Eagles Haliaeetus leucocephalus in and from south-eastern Alaska.
Tibiotarsal fracture repair in a bald eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) using an interlocking nail.
As noted by the USACE (1999), the proposed restoration effort at the Sedge Islands will likely have a positive effect both on federal listed threatened and/or endangered species of birds (e.g., the American peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum; osprey, Pondion haliaetus; piping plover, Charadrius melodus; roseate tern, Sterna dougallii; and migratory bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and state protected species of birds (e.g., the black skimmer, Rynchops niger, least tern, Sterna antillarum; black rail, Laterallus jamaicensis; and short-eared owl, Asiofiammeus) by not only preserving existing habitat but also creating additional nesting and foraging habitat.
The main run of silver salmon is in later July and early August, but they are present in the river through late November, attracting bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, to the river in late fall.
On the morning of 9 January 1995, four ferruginous hawks and an adult bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were observed at a 450-acre area of native short-grass prairie habitat east of Amarillo, Texas, which supports a large prairie dog town.
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).
Following a survey conducted by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1974, the bald eagle (haliaeetus leucocephalus) was listed as "endangered" in all states except Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, where it was listed as "threatened."
Pharmacokinetics of intravenous and oral tramadol in the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
The Strait of Georgia has a rapidly expanding human population (Johannessen and McCarter 2010), and nesting cormorants face threats from pollution (contaminants and oil), declines in prey fish (from fisheries, habitat changes, and climate change), and disturbance on nesting colonies (from both people and Bald Eagles Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (Gaston and others 2009; Johannessen and McCarter 2010).
In North America, other raptor species have been found infected with H5N8 or H5N2 virus: Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii), great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), and bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
2001 American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Guthrie 1932 (1) American Robin Guthrie 1932 (4); Kilham 1950; (Turdus migratorius) Gulltion 1950; Davis 1969; Richmond 1975; Erickson 1978; Jayne & Bennett 1990 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Allen 1938 Common Raven (Corvus corax) Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) P2 Great Egret (Ardea alba) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) other duck species--Guthrie 1932 (2) Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) Wilhelm 1960; Sherrod 1978 (x) Tolland 1985 Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) L.