Bald eagle. View of a bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, in flight. This large eagle is the national bird of the USA. The name bald" does not imply a lack of feathers, but is derived from an obsolete word meaning "marked with white" as in piebald. This white plumage is only achieved in adults at least 4 years old. The bald eagle has a length of 75-110 cm and wingspan 188-210 cm, the female being larger than the male. It feeds on water birds, fish and carrion. It ranges through- out North America with the largest birds coming from the northern parts of the range. After the breeding season the northern birds migrate south. Photographed in south-eastern Alaska."
September 12th, 2018
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