Bald eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


Bald eagles classification is...

  1. Domain: Eukarya: Means that they are single celled and muticelluar with a neculus with every cell.
  2. Kingdom: anamalia: All animals are part of kingdom animalia witch means they are heterophs and have have the ability to move once in there life time.
  3. Phylum: Chordata: All animals of phylum Chordata have bilateral symmetry, and have a notochord. They have a whole digestive system.
  4. Subphylum: Vertebrata; All anamials in this group have a backbone, have a endoskeloton and the endoskeloton is attached to there muscles to help them. move
  5. Class: Aves: All birds are vertebrates with feathers, for flight and active metabolism, all the birds are related in someway from common ancestor
  6. Order: Diurnal birds of prey
  7. Family: Accipitridae: eagles hawks and kites
  8. Genus: Fish eagles

General description

The size of a bald eagle is any were from 28 to 38 inches tall.

The bald eagles wing span is 5.5 to 8 feet long.

Can live up to 28 years old

Can live in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska

length is from any where from 79 to 94 cm

Can be as big as 9.47 lb

physical description

Bald eagles have dark eyes, with pink legs and skin and colored talons, their skin darkens to a blueish color their legs become yellow within the first 18 to 22 days of their life.What is their habitat? Bald eagles are found near large, open waters like seas, lakes and rivers. What is their diet prey??Bald eagles eat fish, ducks, geese and other birds. They will also eat snakes, rabbits and other rodents. They prefer dead animals.People for the first time could instantly guess that this Bald eagles are predators, it catches fish by swooping them from the water with its feet, it flies long distances without a lot of flapping, nests in trees, and mates for life.

Behavior Adaptations

The behavior of bald eagles is across their geographic ranges. Some populations, such as those from Yellowstone park, they only migrate locally for better opportunities and in many southern populations do not migrate at all. Migrating birds from Canadian populations travel south to the United States during the winter populations nesting in the Great Lakes region may move toward the Coast of Atlantic down to the Chesapeake Bay and populations from northeastern United States and Canada may move south and inland, toward the Appalachian.

  1. Fly's very fast
  2. Instead of chewing its food it uses its sharp claws to shred the food up and swallow it whole
  3. food it cant chew is hacked up into a pellet
  4. Hunting bird/ fishing and scavenging
  5. lives up to thirty years in the wild
  6. it chooses one mate its and stays with it its whole life
  7. the pair of bald eagles has one to three set of eggs in their life time

the bald eagle makes a very high pitch screeching noise to find a mate



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