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bald eagle outdoors in habitat
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Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is the second largest bird of prey in North America after the Californian condor. It is named after its conspicuous white (but fully-feathered) head.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


United States, Canada and Mexico

Location in the Zoo

John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands

Cool Animal Fact

Young bald eagles are all dark with some white mottled feathers in the wings and gail. At age 4-5 years they start developing the white head and tail, and their beak turns yellow.