9 Eye-Opening Facts About Bald Eagle That You Don’t Know Before.

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bald eagle

The bald eagle is a carnivorous bird with a beautiful white head and a huge wing-span. It possesses dark brown feathers with white head and tail, yellow hook shape beak. and yellow paws with long sharp claws.

It is called bald not because it is hair-loser or hairless from any side, but due to its white color head which un-intentionally gives a look as bald.

This eagle is an iconic type that symbolizes strength, uniqueness, majestic, independence, and faithful. You often see this eagle type with the American flag.

Facts About Bald Eagle One-by-One:

Fact #1

Around 1971 bald eagle is listed as the endangered species but marvelously they are removed from the list of endangered species which is happened around the year 2007.

Fact #2

Male bald eagle makes relationships with only a single female eagle and then they both stay with each other for the rest of their lives.

Fact #3

The body size of a male eagle is remarkably smaller than the female. It is noticed that the male’s body weight is 20-26% lower than the female.

Fact #4

BaldEagle trains their children to fly in such a way: the female eagle takes up its teenage baby eagle above the clouds and leaves from this extreme height. Until the baby strikes the ground it learned how to fly.

Fact #5

Normally it flights at 25-30 miles per hour but when they focus a prey and dive down, they catch a speed of around 100 miles per hour.

Fact #6

When the bald eagle gets old age, its beak becomes curved, feathers get extremely thick, and claws get too long, all this let it difficulty in preying. Then it goes to the extreme heights of mountains and breaks its beak, claws, and shed their feathers. After doing this it takes around 5-6 months for eagle to grow new beak, claws, and feathers.

Fact #7

The bald couple is so faithful to each other, even the female bald eagle does not mate with the random male eagle until its first partner dies or goes somewhere else.

Fact #8

Young eagles spend their initial 4 years of life in just wandering, and in this time they fly hundreds of miles in just wandering and exploring the territories and new places they live in.

Fact #9

The life span of this big bird is noticed between 20-30 years.

What is the diet, height, and population of a bald eagle?

Bald eagle diet depends on many small mammals including rabbits, raccoons, and snakes, etc. But the favorite thing that this bird eats is fish. Also, this eagle is an opportunistic predator which means it attacks from short distances when it gets the opportunity to find any of the above animals.

A normal or an adult Bald eagle height ranges from 2.5 – 3 feet which are roughly 0.7 – 0.9 in meters. An interesting thing about the size of this bird is that female always possess greater size than the male in a couple, as it is also mentioned in the facts above.

According to the 1971 stat, Bald eagle population became endangered, and also at that time there were only 417 couples found in the US that are nesting and breeding but interestingly through proper protection and artificial habitat there were around 10000 couples found nesting.

What are the reasons for animals becoming endangered?

There could be many reasons for the species to become endangered. But the majority of three reasons are very common that are; wild animal husbandry, genetic variation loss, and habitat loss. Loss of any animal specie could be a very giant disturbance in the ecosystem.

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