fastest and strongest species of eagles. It is the national
symbol. The Congress adopted it as the national symbol in
1782. I think it was adopted as the national bird of the
United States because the Roman soldiers used the eagle
as a symbol of courage and power. In the early 1800's,
Americans called the Bald Eagle, the American eagle. Here
is some of the biology of the Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles do a
very good job at their part in the food web. Bald eagles
also have an interesting name. The scientific name for bald
eagles is Haliaeetus leucocephalus. The family order is
accipitridae and falconiformes. The young of bald eagles
are called eaglets or eyasses. Bald eagles are
warm-blooded and breathe oxygen from the air. A female
will lay 1 to 3 eggs every five years, with at least 1hatching.
Although all Bald Eagles are consumers, none of them eat
plants to get their chemical energy. Some birds in the eagle
community are African fish eagle, Stellerís sea eagle,
white-bellied sea eagle and the palm-nut vulture. Bald
eagles, out of all eagles are carnivores; they eat fish, there is
no such thing as a herbivore or even an omnivore Eagle.
The young of a bald eagle are fully fledged (just like their
parents and ready to live in the world) at about the age of 4
months. After hatching, newborn eagles are all white and
blind. Male bald eagles generally measure 3 feet from the
end of the beak to the tip of the tail, weighing about 7 to 10
pounds, and having a wing span of 6 feet. Females, some
larger, reach about 14 pounds and have a wingspan of 8
feet. Bald eagles live only in the United States and Mexico.
Bald eagles will only live near lakes and rivers. A bald
eagle's nest is about 70 feet above the ground in tall pines
or deciduous trees. Nests are almost 7 feet wide and five
feet deep. The territory of a Bald Eagle has a...