Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Bald Eagle


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
PROFILE:

Did you know that bald eagles can be found in Texas year round? They have been observed in the Panhandle and in East Texas where they are known to breed due to the availability of open water. Conservation efforts have moved the United States’s status of the bald eagle from “endangered” to “threatened,” a step in the right direction for this regal bird.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey)
NATIVE TO:
North America from Canada to northern Mexico
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Carnivore; primarily piscivore (fish eater)
LIFESPAN:
Wild - up to 30 years; zoos- up to 48 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Pair bonded in large flocks
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