Monday, July 23, 2012

Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Binomial name Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Distribution: North America, Canada and Mexico
Diet: trout, salmon, carrion, the carcasses of whales, birds and ducks
Body length: 28-40 cm Wingspan: 66-96 cm

The crown of pure white of the bird seems to have a bald head, Yes, this is Bald Eagle or Scientic named Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Therefore, this bird is commonly known as the bald eagle. America's national bird and symbol has brown plumage with a head of pure white and yellow hooked beak. The females are larger and heavier than males. A bald eagle reaches sexual maturity when they become five. The call is considered harsh and strident. When left to survive in the wild, an eagle can live for 20 years. Slides at a speed of 35-43 mph (56-70 kmh) and immersed in 75-99 mph (120-160 kmh). Bald eagles prefer to live near water and migrate to the coast, to get food during the winter.

No comments:

Post a Comment