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Bald Eagles

Facts about Bald Eagles

By: Elisa Pacheco

The Bald Eagle has, a snowy featherhead(not bald) and a white tail, yellow beak, legs, and feet. This bird can live for 28 years!!! Did you know that the Bald Eagle is the largest Eagle ??? These birds are close to extinction. The Bald Eagle’s diet is a carnivore. Bald Eagles mostly eat fish, died OR alive, small birds, big birds, small fish, and big fish. Female Bald Eagles is about 7 feet tall and Male Bald Eagles are 6 feet. These birds live near the water. The bald eagles eye can see 6 times better than us. Wow, that is SSSSOOOO AMAZING!!!!! I wish I can be an Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles are very are in Maine.Did you Know that Immature bald eagles don’t develop their distinctive white head and tail until are between 4 and 5 years old.

The bald eagle is not picky about how it gets its food. It will eat carrion, steal 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.

Mating season: Anywhere from late September to early April, depending on the region. Gestation: The female lays her first egg 5-10 days after mating. The eggs are incubated for about 35 days. Clutch size: 1-3 eggs.During breeding season, the male and female work together to build a nest of sticks, usually located at the top of a tree. The nests can weigh up to a ton and measure up to 8 feet across. Once paired, bald eagles remain with each other until one mate dies, then the surviving bird will find another mate.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. This is may be a courtship ritual as well as a territorial battle. Body Temperature – About 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius)Eagles do not sweat, so they need to use other cooling methods such as perching in the shade, panting, and holding their wings away from their body.

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