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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Aves > Accipitriformes > Accipitridae

Names in different Languages

GermanWeißkopfseeadler
EnglishBald Eagle
FrenchPygargue à tête blanche
SpanishÁguila calva

Description

Rarely seen around Montreal but native to the region. A large bird with wingspan up to 2m feeding mostly on fishes which it catches with its talon flying over the water. Adults are easily recognizable due the white feathered head.

How to Identify

Adults can be easily identified by the white feathered head. For juvenile, the yellow bill with the black tip is a distinctive characteristics.

Where When to Spot

The only observations in wild life I made of this species have been in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Photos

Observations

2018-03-04Chouette-à-Voir
2017-08-16Quidi Vidi Harbour
2017-08-12Quidi Vidi Harbour