north american animals

Bald Eagle

  • Product #: AN2621
  • Age Grade: 3 years +
  • Measurements: 2.75 x 3.5 x 3
  • Piece Count: 1

DESCRIPTION

Bald eagles are thought to be monogamous birds, we believe they mate for life. Eagle groups are known as convocations, but bald eagles are mostly solitary birds. They will construct a nest together raise their eggs together, they produce about two eggs, eaglets, each year. Bald eagle nests are some of the largest in the world. The largest nest ever recorded weighed more than 2 tons and was 9.5ft wide and 20ft high. Their wingspan is an average of 6-8 feet. Their population was close to extinction, but since the mid 1970s they have now recovered to a protection status of threatened. They are the most abundant in Alaska and Canada. They use their talons to fish for their food, but many of their meals come from scavenging or stealing the kills of other animals. They are not actually bald; they have a white snowy-feathered head. They are the national bird symbol of the United States of America.

CHARACTERISTICS

Diet Carnivore: Fish, Carrion
Size Body 34-43 inches, Wingspan 6-8 feet
Weight 6.4-14 lbs
Species Bird
Average Life Span up to 28 years
Group Name Convocations but Bald Eagles are mostly solitary
Protection Status Threatened
Natural Habitat
  1. North America
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