Bald eagles are large, impressive birds of prey and one of the symbols of the USA.
Bald eagles are large, impressive birds of prey and one of the symbols of the USA. They keep the same nest for many years, adding new branches, moss and feathers each year. The largest nest made by a pair of bald eagles was 2.5 metres in diameter, four metres deep and weighed over a tonne.
It is said that the eagle’s talons can strike with twice the force of a rifle bullet.
- Scientific name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- Global home: North, South, Central America
- Conservation status: Least concern
- Primary habitat: Permanent Rivers