Birds

typical bald eagle habitat

Bald Eagle Habitat: Understanding the Types and Characteristics

I examined bald eagle habitat structure and components to determine America’s national bird daily and annual habitat preferences. Specifically, this article looks at: What constitutes bald eagle habitat? Bald eagle habitat is virtually any body of water that is large enough to support an abundant and diverse food base. The ideal bald eagle habitat is …

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From Endangered to Recovered: A Timeline of the Bald Eagle’s Journey

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is no longer an endangered species but still faces threats. America’s national bird has been the target of persecution and hunting that led to population declines. Such population declines prompted the enactment of some of North America’s earliest and thorough conservation laws. This article lists the sequence of events the …

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golden eagle breeding range

Where do golden eagles live?

The American golden eagle lives in North America, in the countries of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Wait for a second, American golden eagle? Yes, as a species, the golden eagle also occurs in Europe, Asia, and parts of North Africa. Throughout its worldwide range, it is found only in northern continents. The sub-species …

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male eastern bluebird

Eastern Bluebird Songs and Calls: There Is More Than What Meets The Ear

Do you enjoy listening to eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) in your area and would like to figure out when they sing and why their songs and calls vary so much? Eastern bluebirds are more vocal in parts of the year and their songs and calls vary through the year, with the type of interactions, and …

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what is the bald eagle size

What is the bald eagle size?

Defining bald eagle size When it comes to assessing a bald eagle size, perception plays an important role. Naturally, we tend to assume that larger eagles are proportionally heavier than smaller ones.  While this is generally true, weight as the only measure of size can be unreliable. An eagle’s weight can be influenced by the …

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bald eagle talons

All About Bald Eagle Talons

This brief overview addresses common questions about the bald eagle’s talon form, length, adaptations, and strength. The majestic bald eagle is familiar to many and revered by ancient cultures. Its talons’ power and strength have been associated with superlatives that may not accurately represent America’s National Bird. In this article, I attempt to expand, clarify, …

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bald eagle wingspan versus birds of prey

The Bald Eagle Wingspan: How does it compare to other Birds of Prey?

The wingspan and shape determine a bird’s flight style. Landbirds with the longest wingspans are raptors (or birds of prey) and have similar wing proportions and flight styles, consisting of soaring and gliding with litttle flapping of the wings. After the massive California condor, the bald and golden eagles are the birds with the longest …

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baby bald eagles

Baby Bald Eagles in the Nest: Hatching to Fledging.

This article covers the growth and development of baby bald eagles from the time they hatch until fledging. The article also uses baby bald eagles photos to illustrate their appearance at various growth and development stages. The sequential photo series can help determine the approximate age and stage of growth of bald eagle eaglets in …

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bald eagle eggs

Bald Eagle Eggs: Appearance, Egg-Laying, Incubation, and Egg-Hatching

Ready to learn a few interesting facts about Bald Eagle eggs?  This article goes over the appearance, egg-laying, incubation, egg hatching, and other interesting facts about the eggs of the Bald Eagle. What do Bald Eagle Eggs Look Like? Shape and Color Bald eagle eggs have an oval shape, a little more rounded than a …

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