(Hali-aeetus leuco-cephalus — from Greek hali, sea, aietos, eagle, leuco, white, cephalos, head)
A North American bird of prey whose range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It lives near large bodies of open water and uses old-growth trees for nesting. Savary has lots of them.
The bald eagle lives mainly off fish, and it builds the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal (up to 13 feet deep, 8.2 feet wide, and weighing one metric ton).
They are not actually bald, and females are about 25 percent larger than males.
If you click the arrow below, you can hear what it sounds like.
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