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Bald Eagles near Mulholland light

Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the sixty species of eagles are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just fourteen species can be found – two in the United States and Canada, nine in Central and South America, and three in Australia.

Photo 132d, Campobello NB, Oct 2013

Bald Eagles near Mulholland light

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 13 ft deep, 8.2 ft wide, and 1 metric ton in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Photo 133d, Campobello NB, Oct 2013

Bald Eagle Juvenile

On shed next to Mulholland Point Lighthouse

They are usually found near water where they prey on fish and waterfowl. They often scavenges dead fish, birds and animals they find. Large head and bill; adult gains distinctive white head in 4th year; juvenile birds range from dark brown to mottled brown/white.

Photo 136, Campobello NB, Sept 2012

Bald Eagle Juvenile

On shed next to Mulholland Point Lighthouse

Photo 142, Campobello NB, Sept 2012

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