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bald eagle

n.
A North American eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) characterized by a brownish-black body and a white head and tail in the adult. Also called American eagle.

bald eagle

n
(Animals) a large eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of North America, having a white head and tail, a yellow bill, and dark wings and body. It is the US national bird

bald′ ea′gle


n.
a large fish-eating eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of the U.S. and Canada, having dark golden brown back and wings and white plumage on the head and tail in the adult.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bald eagle - a large eagle of North America that has a white head and dark wings and bodybald eagle - a large eagle of North America that has a white head and dark wings and body
bird of Jove, eagle - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
genus Haliaeetus, Haliaeetus - a genus of Accipitridae
Translations
pygargue à tête blanche

bald eagle

nweißköpfiger Seeadler
References in classic literature ?
Wyeth looked in the direction they pointed, but descried nothing but two bald eagles, perched on a low dry branch beyond the thickets, and seeming, from the rapid motion of the boat, to be moving swiftly in an opposite direction.
And in about an hour the little bird came back with six different kinds of eagles: a Black Eagle, a Bald Eagle, a Fish Eagle, a Golden Eagle, an Eagle-Vulture, and a White-tailed Sea Eagle.
Bald eagles have also been seen in Arctic regions more frequently in recent years as their habitats further south have been disturbed by humans.
The thrill of seeing these magnificent birds from above, plus the bald eagles (all feeding on millions of salmon in the Thompson and Fraser rivers) was a sight to behold.
Wright and Schempf (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin., Juneau, Alaska) present 43 papers assembled into "the best compilation of information about Bald Eagles in Alaska." The collection includes both unrevised and revised papers originally presented at a symposium held by the Bald Eagle Research Institute in Juneau in 1990, and recent, invited papers.
A reader on the site also pointed out that bald eagles do not appear on a list of falcon and eagle species in Israel.
Bald eagles live in North America--and nowhere else on earth--and they are thriving in eastern Canada.
officer (NRO), the number of bald eagles nesting, roosting and foraging
Bald eagles bouncing back after years of decline are swaggering forth with an appetite for great cormorant chicks that threatens to wipe out that bird population in the United States.
Bald eagles were almost extinct at the turn of the last century through loss of habitat and the widespread use of pesticides, but extensive breeding programmes have seen numbers grow from an all-time low of 400 to well over 70,000..
In considering the relationship between the ESA and the BGEPA, both prohibit the taking of bald eagles, and the respective definitions of "take" do not suggest that the ESA provides more protection for bald eagles than the BGEPA.
Due to a recent court order, bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the Sonoran Desert of central Arizona are again protected under the Endangered Species Act as threatened.