Intriguing Bald Eagles By: Karan Sidhu
Physical Description • Wingspan: 72-90 inches • Height: 35-37 inches • Weight: 10-14 pounds • Golden talons • Blackish-Brown • Soft fur white neck, tail, and head • Hooked yellow beak • Talons never stop growing • Layers of feathers up to 7,000 feathers • Fur on some of beak
Habitat • Continent: Inland North America • Countries: United States, Canada, and Mexico • Climate: Near bodies of water and sunny places. • Biome: rivers , lakes, seacoasts, and oceans. • Arctic Tundra to sub-tropic mangroves • Found in different states all over the United States
Behavior • Diet: It drinks water. They eat fish , ducks , snakes , wading birds , turtles, rodents , and carrion • They fly over land and water, and swoop down to get their food. • Bald Eagles do not live in groups , but they live in pairs • They race birds in the air or swoop a lot for fun • Bald Eagles sleep at night in tree branches.
Reproduction • They have 1-3 babies at a time • Babies are called Eaglets • The parents get food , give it to the babies and they eat it • Eaglets grow in eggs • They develop in the eggs for 2-3 months. • Both parents take turns taking care of the babies • Nesting cycle: 20 weeks • Physical appearance: gray feathers 5-10 lbs 8-13 inches • It takes 2 years for it to become an adult • Bald Eagles nests can weigh up to 3 tons • Incubation period—35 days • Bald Eagle eggs size from 2.2 - 2.9 inches • Sexual Maturity: 4 years
My Animal and Humans • The Bald Eagle is threatened. • They are threatened because they are kept in parks but people still manage to threaten them , but less threatening is going on • Bald Eagles live in captivity sometimes in preserves. • The Bald Eagle is extremely sensitive to human activity.
Interesting Facts • Bald Eagles can see 4-7 times better than humans. • Bald Eagles have a 47 year life span in national parks and preserves. • Bald Eagles have a 25 year life span in the wild. • Bald Eagle bones are light and hollow. • Flying altitude: 5-10,000 feet • Flying speeds: 30-35 mph • Bald Eagles are strong swimmers. • Estimated 9,879 breeding pairs. • Lifting power 4 pounds.
What I Think of my Animal • I think my animal is intriguing because it can lift 4 pounds and is only 10-14 pounds and is a fast flier. • It can also see 4-7 times better than you looking for something or someone with your best eyesight.