The bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America. Its distinctive brown body and white head and tail make it easy to identify even from a distance. When flying the bald eagle very rarely flaps its wings but soars instead holding its wings almost completely flat. Its hooked bill legs and feet are yellow.
The bald eagle is not picky about how it gets its food. It will eat carrionsteal fish from other birds or hunt for its own. Their most important non-carrion food is fish which they catch by swooping down and grabbing fish that are near the surface of the lake or stream.
Bald eagles make a high-pitched squeaking sound. Other interesting behaviors include talon clasping or cartwheel display where two eagles clasp each other’s talons in mid air and spin down letting go only when they’ve almost reached the ground.