30 Most Interesting and Fun Facts About Bald Eagles

30 Most Interesting and Fun Facts About Bald Eagles

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2. Bald eagles are considered as sacred by many Native American cultures. They are believed to be messengers of Gods and their feathers are used in ceremonial headdress and costumes.

3. Bald eagle can consume about one pound of fish in just four minutes.

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5. Northern bald eagles are larger than southern.

6. Bald eagle is the second largest bird of prey in North America, only after California Condor.

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8. When a bald eagle loses its feather form one wing, it also loses a matching one on the other wing.

9. Bald eagle is source of pride for the U.S., Benjamin Franklin hated the idea of bald eagle as the national symbol. His first choice was turkey.

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11. Half of the bald eagles population lives in Alaska.

12. Bald eagles call is not impressive and weak and so Hollywood dubs over their voices with a smaller bird, the red tailed hawk.

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14. Bald eagles steal from other birds and even eat on waste from fish processing plants and dead animals.

15. Bald eagles mate for life, and even share parenting duties such as incubating eggs in turns and feeding the young.

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17. Bald eagles are only found in North America.

18. Bald eagles can see ultraviolet light.

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20. Bald eagles have a see through eyelid called nictitating membrane, apart from the normal eyelids. The membrane protects, moistens and cleans the eyes.

21. Bald eagle is the national emblem of the United States since 1782.

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23. Bald eagle can fly up to 10,000 ft or 3,000 m in the air.

24. Bald eagles mature at around 4 to 5 years and choose their mate.

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26. Bald eagles can produce up to 3 eggs a year.

27. Bald eagles prey on fish, smaller birds, carrion and rodent, they also ear large fish and birds.

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29. Today there are around 70,000 bald eagles in North America.

30. Bald eagle numbers were once between 300,000 and 500,000 in the 1700s. But the number declines to 500 nesting pair in the lower 48 states. Their numbers have rebounded since and now there are 5,000 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states.

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