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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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Bald Eagle home range and habitat use in the Columbia River estuary.
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.
Habitat destruction, illegal shootings, and the use of DDT caused the bald eagle population to drop to less than 500 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states in the early 1960s, but we the people joined together, rose to the occasion, and vigilantly brought it back to America's lands, waterways, and skies.
In 2011, I recovered 2 radio-collared (VHF) fawns on Prince of Wales Island that I suspected succumbed from Bald Eagle predation.
This is five years older than the oldest recorded age for a banded bald eagle anywhere in the world
5ft Wingspan of Zephyr the Bald Eagle, mascot of the Army Air Corps
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.
One day I watched a bald eagle follow a small falcon that had caught a smaller bird.
McAllen, Texas, had their bald eagle feathers confiscated at a powwow ceremony in 2006.
By 1978, the bald eagle was listed as endangered in 45 states and threatened in five others.
American Bald Eagle Foundation Director Cheryl McRoberts explains that as the weather cools, warmth that has seeped into the gravel rises "so that four-mile stretch of river does not freeze.