Range Map of Eagles
Average life span in the wild:
Up to 28 years
Body, 34 to 43 in; Wingspan, 6 to 8 ft
6.5 to 14 lbs
Did you know?
The largest bald eagle nest on record was 9.5 ft wide and 20 ft high. It weighed more than two tons.
- are the proud national bird symbol of the United States
- are a member of the Accipitridae family; which also includes hawks, kites, and old-world vulture
- primarily eat fish, carrion, smaller birds and rodents
- live near bodies of water in Canada and Alaska, and in scattered locations all throughout the lower 48 states and Mexico
- do not sweat, so they need to use other cooling methods such as perching in the shade, panting, and holding their wings away from their body
- are solitary, but monogamous animals
- have extraordinary eyesight (3-4 times better than humans!)
- can rotate their heads almost 270 degrees