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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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Charles resident and freelance photographer who has photographed the nest and offspring of the "Papa" and "Mama" bald eagles that have nested in a dead pine tree.
A male juvenile (3- to 4-months old) bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia after it was found on the ground unable to fly in York County, Virginia.
3.--Comparison of summer nonbreeding (A and IV) and winter breeding (C and D) home ranges and core areas using 95% and 50% Brownian bridge movement models (BBMM) for adult female Bald Eagle 200 (A and C) and adult male Bald Eagle 205 (B and D).
As early as 1940, the dwindling number of eagles compelled Congress to pass the Bald Eagle Protection Act, which outlawed the killing and disturbing of bald eagles, as well as possession of eagle parts like feathers, eggs and nests.
citizens to celebrate by remembering the Bald Eagle's dramatic recovery, reflecting on its special symbolism, and conducting educational activities and ceremonies (including recognizing "American Eagles" in their communities--those individuals who exemplify the qualities the bald eagle represents.)
Here, I report the likely predation of 2 Sitka Black-Tailed Deer fawns by Bald Eagles. These are the 1st recorded incidents of Bald Eagle predation on deer fawns in this ecosystem and, to my knowledge, of Odocoileus hemionus; however, there have been 2 previously recorded predation events on White-Tailed Deer fawns (Line 1961; Duquette and others 2011).
This is five years older than the oldest recorded age for a banded bald eagle anywhere in the world!
At Webster Lake a pair of bald eagles living in a large nest since 2011 share a tiny island with a family and their dog.
Don't think that all bald eagle sightings in Mississippi have to be along the major waterways.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens said, "New York State was instrumental in the restoration and recovery of the bald eagle in the northeast United States and continues to play an important role in providing suitable habitat for our nation's symbol."
The best place to find the bald eagle is in Alaska.