Bald Eagle - Lake Hamilton

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Accipitridae

Conservation Status: Least concern

Color: White, Brown

Size: 24 – 32 in

Habitat: Large bodies of water like rivers, lakes, and reservoirs

Description: They are not actually bald. The term refers to an old meaning of the word “white-headed”. Their heads are covered in white feathers up to the neck area and their bodies are evenly dark brown. Their beaks, feet, and eyes are bright yellow and their toes are short with powerful talons. Males and females have the same features but females are 25% larger than males.