Amazing Bald Eagle Facts


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1. Bald Eagles do not sweat, so they need to use other cooling methods such as perching in the shade, panting, and holding their wings away from their body.
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2. Bald Eagles can fly up to 30 mph and can dive at speeds up to 100 mph.
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3. Bald eagles lay from one to three eggs.
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4. Bald Eagles have a life span of 20 to 30 years in the wild.
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5. The bald eagle's scientific name (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) means 'white-headed sea-eagle'.
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6. Once paired, bald eagles remain together until one dies.
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7. About half of the world's 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska.
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8. Bald Eagles build the largest nest of any bird.
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9. The bald eagle is not really bald, it has white feathers on its head. The word 'bald' is from an old English word meaning white.

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10. Eagles mate while airborne.
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11. Since 1782, the bald eagle has been the national symbol of the United States of America.
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12. An eagle can attack, kill, and carry away an animal as large as a small deer.
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13. The Bald Eagle is unique to North America.
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14. Female Bald Eagles are 30% larger than the males.
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15. The bald eagles eyesight is 10 times better than a humans.
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16. Bald eagles have 7,000 feathers.
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17. The bald eagle is a strong swimmer.

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