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|The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus; hali = sea, aeetus = eagle, leuco = white, cephalis = head) is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.|
The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.
Bald Eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
I photographed this one at Conowingo Dam, one of the prominent place on East Coast of the United States to spot Bald Eagles. The image has lost some details due to cropping heavily.
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nice frame, well captured of this eagle. nice in clarity and colors
- [2013-12-09 6:38]
despite heavy cropping(as you mention) still very good quality with nice details in plumage and perfect compo
- [2013-12-11 18:56]
Very nice shot of this beautiful Bald Eagle. I am always thrilled whenever I get the chance to get a glimpse of one of these majestic birds. They have really started to come back here in Ohio, especially around the Lake Erie region.