Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Habitat: old growth forest with water bodies
Diet: fish, small mammals, and water birds
Life span: 36 years in captivity
Young: 2 eggs/clutch
Size: 4.3-6.4 kg (9.5–14 lbs)
The bald eagle does not develop the white head feathers until it is four to five years old. Juvenile bald eagles are often mistaken for the golden eagle.
Bald eagles mate for life and return to the same nesting area every year. They keep adding material to the same nest. Some eagle nests have been reported as being over two meters wide and over 200 kg in weight.
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