Close Up Eagle

Under the Eye of a Raptor

Alaska. Baranof Island. Bald Eagle head (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Indigenous to North America, The bird gets its English and scientific names from the distinctive white color of the adult's head feathers. Baeld is the Old English word for white; Haliaeetus is the New Latin for sea eagle, from Greek haliaetos, and leucocephalus is the Greek for white head, from leukos (white) and kephale (head).Males can grow up to 9lbs in weight, 50,000 bald eagles live in Alaska.



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Under the Eye of a Raptor

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Sharon Walleen / Accent Alaska

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