The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a solitary, opportunistic predator that if given the opportunity, will go after vulnerable chickens, ducks and other poultry to eat. Eagles are large, predatory raptors with dark brown bodies and wings, bright white head and tail, and yellow feet and bill. Their bill is large and is hooked at the tip. They can grow to about 2½-3 feet in height. It has a body length of 70–102 cm (28–40 in) and a wingspan of 1.8 and 2.3 m (5.9 and 7.5 ft). They weigh an average of 3 to 6.3 kg (6.6 to 13.9 lb). They can live to be 20-30 years of age in the wild, and longer in captivity.
Bald eagles are North American birds. Their range extends from the Mexico border through the United States and Canada.
Eagles mainly prey upon fish, however when it isn't available, they ear whatever they see and can catch which includes rodents, small birds, and dead animals.
Eagles are found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply, such as lakes, where they catch fish year round. Studies have shown a preference for bodies of water with a circumference greater than 11 km (7 mi), and lakes with an area greater than 10 km2 (4 sq mi). The bald eagle typically requires old-growth and mature stands of coniferous or hardwood trees for perching, roosting, and nesting.
In the United States, eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacey Act.
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