Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

BAEA

Code 6

HALLEU

ITIS

HEAD

Bald Eagle Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Iris color is related to age from juvenile dark brown, through buffy-brown, cream, pale yellow and finally adult yellow.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Bald Eagle Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 86-109 cm (34-43 in)
  • Weight: 4761 g (168 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: Dark Brown
  • Upperparts: Dark Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Bald Eagle Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Several deep wing beats alternate with long glides., Direct flight with deep steady wing beats., Soars on thermals.
  • Wingspan Range: 183-244 cm (72-96 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid, but white.
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X