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Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle has been an awe inspiring bird for millions of Americans. It is a icon for the values that America was founded on, but how much does the average American know about this great eagle? I have created this website as part of an assignment for a biology course at UW - La Crosse to convey various bits of information on the bald eagle that you may find interesting.

Who are the Bald Eagle's closest relatives? What does it eat? How is it being protected?

All these questions and more can be answered on this webpage. Feel free to look around and email me with any questions pertaining to the bald eagle, I may not be an expert, but I could probably help you find the answer you are looking for.

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Interesting Fact:
Now you can impress your friends with a few of these trivia tidbits.

  •  Bald eagles are not, and never were bald. The term comes from when "bald" meant "white-headed."
  •  Maximum speed: 40 mph or over 100 mph while in a dive.
  •  They can lift roughly half their body weight.
  •  Often use the same nest adding to it yearly. According to one had been around for "34 years and weighed over two tons!"
  •  Bald Eagles are native to only North America
  •  Some consider there to be two subspecies of Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus of the North, and Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus of the South. The northern subspecies is much larger than its southern counterpart and they are separated at the 38th parallel.
  •  The Bald Eagle is no longer considered endangered, and now only threatened. To learn more go here.
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