Bald Eagle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: animalia
Phylum: chordata
Class: aves
Order: falconiformes
Family: accipitridae
Genus: haliaeetus
Species: haliaeetus leucocephalus
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), is considered the national symbol of the USA, and they are very adaptive.


Bald eagles are incredibly easy to recognize. They have a white head and tail and the rest of their plumage is brown. They also have a yellow bill and claws, however, with younger birds the bill can be duller. Female are normally bigger.


Bald eagles feed on many things, including geese, which they catch in flight. Though they mainly eat fish. They also feed on carrion, especially in winter, when hunting is harder.


Bald eagle’s nests are often massive, they are normally found in trees, but are occasionally built on the ground. They prefer areas with a large source of water near by. They lay 1 to 3 white eggs.