Marine Biology Portfolio
2 May 2013
Figure 1 (Bald Eagle) The Bald Eagle is brown speckled when young. It also has a snowy, feathered head and a white tail. The shape of this bird is like any other bird but way bigger. This monstrous bird can weigh up to 14 pounds. The wingspan can also be anywhere from 6 to 8 feet wide. The body of a Bald Eagle can be 34 to 43 inches long. These beautiful birds live along coastlines and woodlands and are abundant in Alaska and Canada.
Physical Description: The Bald Eagle is no average bird you see in your neighborhood. At a young age the bird has brown speckled coat. The Bald Eagle has a snowy, feathered head, which is why they call it a Bald Eagle. The bird also has a white tail. This massive eagle can weigh up to 14 pounds, which is heavier than a gallon of milk. The body of a Bald Eagle is 34 inches to 43 inches long with a 6 to 8 foot wingspan, larger than any NBA player in the league.
Habitat Description: The Bald Eagle can be found anywhere in America but they are abundant in Alaska and Canada. These large birds like to live near water (coasts) and the woodlands because of the prime hunting of fish and small rodents. The bald Eagle likes to rest in the trees of woodlands and wait to strike their prey in the grass or in the dirt. While living on the coastline they will hunt their prey in the vicious waters with their talons. These Habitats allow easy hunting, which is the main goal of a Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles have also been found in Florida and Mexico. The highlighted yellow areas are the ares where Bald Eagles have been found. The browner areas are areas where the Bald Eagle has not been found.
Figure 2 (Bald Eagle Range)
The Bald Eagle is a magnificent creature that is independent while hunting. This animal is the Animal most known in the USA.
Species: H. leucocephalus
Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus