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American Bald Eagle

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The American Bald Eagle is a bird unique to north america and about half of the world's American Bald Eagles reside in Alaska. American Bald Eagles are majestic birds of prey. The first settlers considered these birds as evil predators preying on domestic living stock. Up to nowadays, they are hunted by ignorant people who want to save small animals from these predators. The fact is that this species feeds mostly on fish and controls the population of small mammals by killing weak and senior animals. These species are at the top of the food chains in many ecosystems. Being opportunistic hunters, these birds donít have to hunt every day, but their young need fresh food every day. The American Bald Eagle is a bird unique to north america and about half of the world's American Bald Eagles reside in Alaska. American Bald Eagles are majestic birds of prey.

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American Bald Eagle

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American Bald Eagle

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Haliaeetus leucocephalus is the bird, which is unique to North America. About half of the world's birds of this species live in Alaska. Historically, the bird was found in all 50 states of America except Hawaii. The birds winter throughout most of the country. There are two subspecies of the bird: Haliaeetus leucoc ephalus leucocephalus, the southern species, and Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus, the northern one. The birds measure 3-3.5 feet from the tip of the beak to the tail. They usually weigh 8-14 pounds. They have a wingspan of 6-7.5 feet. Northern species are larger than southern ones. The American Bald Eagle is a bird unique to north america and about half of the world's American Bald Eagles reside in Alaska. American Bald Eagles are majestic birds of prey.

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